When word leaked to us that the shuttered Walt Disney Animation (Japan) studio was reopening with most of the former Disney animators and staff as The Answer Studio, VFXWORLD immediately tried to secure an interview with president Motoyoshi Tokunaga
. The former vp/gm of the Disney studio in Tokyo politely asked us to be patient. Four months later, he e-mailed that he was ready for the interview, and now you can be the first to read all about the formation of The Answer Studio and its unique opportunity to fuse 2D and 3D by combining old school and new school techniques.
Meanwhile, we close out October as TrendWatch sizes up 3D challenges and opportunities in the U.S., together with an overview of whats happening with Indias promising vfx industry.