Monday, September 19, 2011


It's been a long time coming,
but Walt Disney TV Animation has left the building.

The Frank G. Wells Building that is.
Named after the well-respected former President of the Walt Disney Company,
(who died in a shocking helicopter accident in 1994),
this was where countless TV shows have been produced over the years.

It also houses some of the Disney Archives, costume displays, and one of only three multi-plane cameras that Uncle Walt helped invent to produce lavishly layered shots in films like Pinnochio.

It was also frequently dressed up as locations for many an ABC TV show. In the year plus I've worked there I've seen it transformed into everything from a hospital to a police station to an airport.

Up on the third floor was where the animated magic happened but there just wasn't enough room for all the shows to fit there.

Which is a shame.
Originally, the lot was dedicated to nothing but animation.
It was designed as an inspiring, tree-lined oasis for artists to stroll about when they weren't tied to their desks.

But the Walk Disney company isn't just about animation anymore. It's TV, film, interactive media, sports, ESPN, ABC, blah blah blah.

It's, like, the sooper hugest company in the world.

So we're off to a new(ish) building in Glendale.
Kick Buttowski has already been there a while.
Gravity Falls just moved in.
And we get there today!
It should be great.

But I'm gonna miss the old ghosts of the Main Lot.

I certainly didn't shed a tear emptying my cubicle, though.

At least I get an office in the new building.


Drury said...

Some people call me weirdo.

But I always wanted to work in a little cube.

I even used to spend a lot of my free time in a TV cardboard box.

Good times. Everything is so huge now...

brianna14 said...

I've heard that animation people work in cubicles. I think that's really cool! And Drury, i also want to work in a cube :D

Lily said...

Brianna, Drury, cubicles are hip.
Though I'd probably get claustrophobic after a while.

Mo said...

I love the Walk Disney Company.

mr. warburton said...

um... oops?

Mariana =] said...

I knew that there was something weird when I read 'Walk' Disney Company xD

C.Deboda said...

Nice of you to give us outsiders a little peek inside the walls. Bummer about the move tho.