DisneyToon Studios to Shut Down | Disney Movie News

disneytoon studios shut downIt was announced today that DisneyToon Studios, an animation shop which was a pet project of outgoing Disney Animation Chief John Lasseter, will shut down.

The studio, started in 1990 at Disney MovieToons making direct-to-video sequels to successful Disney big screen movies, found moderate success in the 2000’s as DisneyToon Studios with a few of its own feature films. DisneyToon movies tended to be significantly lower budget than their Disney Animation and Pixar counterparts. Some of their most noteworthy releases were A Goofy MoviePlanes and The Tigger Movie.

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