Re: Disney moves animation to Paris.

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Posted by Bruce on September 30, 1999 at 09:49:06:

In Reply to: Disney moves animation to Paris. posted by Dave on September 29, 1999 at 13:11:21:

Quoting from Mr. Eisner's official letter to Cast Members (employees):

"This morning, it was announced that Disneyland Paris will be expanding with the creation of a second theme park, tentatively named Disney Studios. The new park will feature some of the most popular attractions already operating at the Disney-MGM Studios - such as the animation tour, the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Catastrophe Canyon (except in Paris it's called the Canyon of Catastrophe) - plus a number of completely new attractions. The park is scheduled to open in the spring of 2002."

"This is actually the third of three major long-term strategic developments in our Attractions division. The first two are Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim and Tokyo DisneySea in, you guessed it, Tokyo, both of which will open in 2001. All three of these new theme parks represent second "gates" to complement already successful established parks. This is significant, since these second theme parks have the potential to transform each of these destinations from popular one-day tourist attractions to true multi-day vacation resorts."

So, rather than some kind of expansion animation studio, this is more like the Florida Disney-MGM Theme Park exhibit. The figure quoted in previous posts is an overall figure for the park itself. It still means that some work goes overseas, but some work goes there now. Hope this clarifies some things.

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