Home Forum Animation News Moonbot Studios Lays Off Some Employees In a Possible Sale

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  • #4234
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    andrewWK
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    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/money/business/2016/10/24/moonbot-studios-lays-off-employees/92672556/

    This is heart-breaking to hear, and I feel bad about Sheveport, which is now without an animation studio to heighten the local workforce.

  • #4247
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    anim8ortim
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    This is very sad. I get the overwhelming feeling that the animation industry is becoming nonexistent in the US. a dramatic statement, yes, but it feels that way sometimes.

  • #4254
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    RubberOnion
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    There’s been a lot of layoffs and bankruptcies lately that’s true but there’s also been expansions and mergers so I think we’ll know more about the landscape in the first half of next year

  • #4300
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    Stephen,

    Your positive attitude is always appreciated. I didn’t mean to be so negative. Ultimately, what’s happening is the “landscape” of the animation industry is changing. We have just seen the merger of Frederator and Wow!. The Internet keeps playing a bigger role in the distribution of animation, streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon distributing original content, and smaller studios and freelance artists seem to be getting more and more contracts. Maybe we are just seeing the evolution of the industry away from the typical Hollywood studio model. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This actually could allow for more creator driven products and a wider variety of animation (Such as the folks at Muckpuddy, a small group producing their own content).

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    [MOVED] to the new News category in the Animation section of the forum. The RubberOnion Content News is for things happening with RubberOnion but I realized that I didn’t have an area for animation news across the world… crazy! Thanks for pointing that out, Andrew! Animation News should now be posted there: http://rubberonion.com/forum/animation/news/

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