Disney Executives Said Something Awful To Ken Duncan and His Animation Studio

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I just saw Ken Duncan's facebook page about the mistreatment that the evil executives from Disney ridiculed Ken Duncan and his animation studio for helping Disney to make a 2d animated sequence for Mary Poppins Returns. According to Ken Duncan's page, those evil executives ridiculed Ken and his studio say he should shut down his animated studio and laugh about it. Luckily, he stand up to himself for that. Here is his facebook page for more information about it:
Ken Duncan:
I‘m going to discuss something here that I heard in a public space, at the Poppins screening.....It was something surprising, but also affirming.
Disney Pictures treated Duncan Studio in a strange way during the making of the animated sequences. We were considered a VFX house…(we think of ourselves as an Animation studio). As we know, several VFX houses have been put out of business after working on a Disney Pictures film (not Disney Animation), i.e. Rhythm & Hues, Café FX, etc.
We experienced a rather unsympathetic Disney accountant on the Poppins production (among others).
On Thursday after arriving at the theater, this accountant saw me in the restroom before the screening. Several minutes later, Juliet and I made our way to our seats. The people next to us, and behind us were turned away and chatting rather loudly. I don’t think they saw us seated.
I heard someone say, “…Duncan, the guys that did the 2D animation…”. It was the accountant, saying he saw me earlier...or to that effect.
Then, his wife said rather loudly, “Duncan Studio, well you shut them down didn’t you?” (closed down) and then laughed.
Wow! There it was!
This somewhat affirms how we were treated on this project, and what we assumed their objective was.
Well, we haven’t been SHUT DOWN, *******!!….and there’s more to say about this 1f609.png ;)
While I'm glad Ken stand up to himself, but what those evil executives did is cruel and unfair. While I know making campaigns won't solve anything, but I say we must support Mary Poppins Returns to get Disney and the executives the message that 2d animation can be profitable. And also think of a way to tell Bob Iger that those Disney executives have to go for their cruelty to 2d animation.

Okay, I know I'm over-reacting, but this makes me angry.

P.S. Whatever you do, don't blame Mickey. He has nothing to do with it.
 
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Mandouga

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"Evil" executives, huh?

That's a serious accusation to make. Do you have any proof other than his word for it? You know, it could just be that he's just saying all that just to make himself look good, or otherwise just to get publicity for himself. Even if those executives did mistreat him like he says, that doesn't reflect the company as a whole.
 
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I just fix it and here's the proof above.

"Evil" executives, huh?

That's a serious accusation to make. Do you have any proof other than his word for it? You know, it could just be that he's just saying all that just to make himself look good, or otherwise just to get publicity for himself. Even if those executives did mistreat him like he says, that doesn't reflect the company as a whole.
Okay, maybe evil is not the right word to say, but still it's like they're treating 2d animators as the victims and they think they're nothing.
 

SourSweetGone

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Well I don't believe in blindly believing rumors, but honestly that sounds about right. Disney arguably has a history of treating partners and liscencors extremely poorly. *Given so does near every major studio/company to some degree but Disney seems to be one of the worst* I wouldn't put it past someone at the company to say something so rotten.
 

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