Friday, March 12, 2010

Robert Zemeckis Top 10

As announced 3/12/2010 - The Walt Disney Studios will close the Northern California based ImageMovers Digital (IMD) by January 2010 and lay off 450 workers there.

There has always been a close connection between Robert Zemeckis and Northern California based Lucasfilm with Industrial Light & Magic having worked on 6 of the top 10 domestic box office Zemeckis directed films (the only ones they did not work on were Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, The Polar Express and Disney's A Christmas Carol) and Skywalker Sound having also worked on 6 of the top 10 (the only ones they did not work on were the three Back to the Future movies and Who Framed Roger Rabbit).

Although ImageMovers Digital's films Beowulf, 2007 and The Polar Express, 2004 helped usher in Hollywood's lateest wave of 3D movies, Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman said in a statement "... given today's economic realities, we need to find alternative ways to bring creative content to audiences and IMD no longer fits into our business model."

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