Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios - A Photo Tour

We visit the Burbank, CA campus.

Walt Disney Animation Studios

In most corporate buildings you'd imagine the boss's office would be pretty hard to find. Not so John Lasseter's office at WDAS - his glass cube is right off the Caffeine patch, and full of art from his favourite Disney animations and Pixar projects. He and Catmull split their time between WDAS in Burbank and Pixar further north in San Francisco, and by all accounts seem pretty accessible to their staff - more than once we caught Lasseter milling in the Caffeine Patch chatting to animators. And giant hamsters.

Comments

Phogoodness

Andrew Nguyen

Pixar's studio looks better, at least according to the pictures. Disney's studio looks rather conventional other than the art.

Feb 13 - 07:27 AM

mrdanny

danny hannon

So that's where classics like "brother Bear" and "Little Mermaid 2" were created ugh!... I hope the boys from Pixar can save the mouse. I remember when I was younger being excited to see the new Disney animated movie. Now, unless Pixars involved,Disney makes POOP!

Feb 13 - 07:34 AM

nate2709

Nate 2709

Aside from Bolt, pretty much everything Disney does animation-wise has been junk.

Feb 13 - 10:25 AM

nate2709

Nate 2709

In recent years, I mean of course.

Feb 13 - 10:26 AM

Kathleen S.

Kathleen Smith

I don't know- "The Princess and the Frog" really seems to have some potential, as does "Rapunzel." It's nice to see Disney return to classic 2D animation. As much as I love Pixar and CG animation, I feel that Disney's heart belongs in 2D, now and forever.

Feb 13 - 11:20 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

Oh look, you visited my neighbors.

Feb 13 - 11:54 AM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

John Lasseter had got to lend me some of those shirts! =) I'm gonna have to try to get a business hook-up with him somehow.

Feb 13 - 01:30 PM

efanar rules me

Christine Abrego

im getting tired of this "only pixar movies are worth watching." Don't forget...without Disney, there would be no pixar.

And they have done much more than just "sequels". Unfortunatly it is not what it was 10-15 years ago...but it's getting there again.

These few pictures don't justify how awesome the Studios actually it is. I've been there and it's a wonderful place!

Feb 15 - 07:29 PM

kyle x.

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Feb 15 - 09:31 PM

Hogarth H.

H Hughes

Your article states the following: "around the corner the WDAS screening room - shockingly bereft of 3D projection - is decorated with the familiar mouse ears logo."
I don't know what the author of the article is smoking, but the WDAS screening room is perfectly capable of 3D projection, and has often been used for just that function.

And to Kathleen S. - Rapunzel will be a CG feature, not 2D. After Princess and the Frog, the next scheduled 2D release from WDAS will be The Snow Queen.

Feb 18 - 10:18 AM

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