|The Princess and the Frog - Disney's last 2D feature|
"To my knowledge we're not developing a 2D or hand-drawn feature animated film right now. There is a fair amount of activity going on in hand-drawn animation but it's largely for television at this point. We're not necessarily ruling out the possibility [of] a feature but there isn't any in development at the company at the moment."
It's a sad end to a great tradition. But at least it's official. I am still amazed at the number of animation students who believe that Disney is still in the hand-drawn animation business, and will be hiring animators for 2D features.
We might lament the passing of the medium, but surely the time for wish-thinking is over.
(Editor's note: to find out more about Disney and the end of 2D animation, read our Dinosaur's view.)
And not to say we told you so, but...... "Walt's Dead, You Missed It"