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How Hollywood Animation Studios Are Coping with Coronavirus

How Hollywood Animation Studios Are Coping with Coronavirus

The animation studios in California are rapidly adjusting to the outbreak of Coronavirus, which has had an immediate impact on their workflows. Employees are being encouraged or required to work from home, some productions have been temporarily halted, and the announcement from Universal that DreamWorks Animations’ “Trolls World Tour” will break the theatrical window with same-day VOD on April 10 offers an alternative revenue stream to combat theater closures.

Here’s a rundown of the studios’ official policies during these uncertain times:

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Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios

Status: Per the Walt Disney Company, “employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products.” Meanwhile,

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