I've long since stopped being shocked by all the news about Disney's retreat from traditional animation. First there was the selling of the animation desks, then all sorts of other whispers about "moving away from 2D" here and "no 2D features are in production" there... It was scary at first, but eventually it just seemed like another trend the industry was riding. Traditional animation would be less prevalent, but it would never go away entirely. But the story that dropped this evening about the animation veterans being laid off just really shook me. I get that the industry is in flux, I get that innovation needs to happen... but when the best of the best are out of work, what hope is there for little animators like me? I feel like a kid that's been trying to get onto the local little league team, while in the meantime the major league is being shut down. Its just a sad note to end the day on.