To commemorate ten years of Cartoon Brew, I thought it would be fun to revisit our posts from earlier years. What happened in animation last year? Five years ago? Ten years ago?
I’m borrowing the idea from our pals at Boing Boing who have recently been running a similar feature. We’ve documented ten years’ worth of cartoon history on the Brew, a lot of which I’ve forgotten, and I’m curious to read through the site again. So let’s get started.
One year ago this week
Disney Just Gutted Their Hand-Drawn Animation Division: On April 11, 2013, Disney gutted their hand-drawn animation division, and laid off nine veteran animators, including some of the studio’s biggest names: Nik Ranieri, Ruben Aquino, Frans Vischer, Russ Edmonds, Brian Ferguson, Jamie Lopez and Dan Tanaka. Two of the animators who still have jobs are Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn.