Disney is expected to close its Florida animation unit and lay-off the 260 artists that work there. Some will be relocated to Burbank. The unit worked in the Disney-MGM Studios park, where they were part of a tour.
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From what I understand, I believe it is the other way around. Disney is slowly fazing MGM out. Their relationship started off rocky when MGM's BOD intially refused Disney's offer when the park was in development during 1984.
Whatever is going on, I believe Disney's MGM connections and contracts are/were somewhat wasted. The only time the park has ever made great use of MGM for an attraction was on TGMR, and evan on it, some of the material, such as Alien, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Casablanca is from Warner Brothers, Paramount, or Fox.
Does that clear up what I meant a little more? :)
The space was built as offices, though, so I expect it'll remain offices for one group or another. Remember, the 'fish bowl' that you could see on the tour was not the main part of WDFA-F. The offices for most of the folks were backstage in another building entirely (At least since they built the new building a few years ago, anyway)
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