An untitled movie scheduled for March is no longer happening.
Disneytoon Studios, the animation team behind the Planes and Fairies franchises, has been shut down.
IndieWire reports Disney closed the Glendale, California-based animation house — the company’s third team alongside Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar. Disneytoon apparently employed around 75 people, and it’s unknown whether they will be allocated to the other two companies.
“After much consideration, we have made the decision to end production activity and close Disneytoon Studios,” a Disney spokesperson told IndieWire.
The closure means an untitled movie from Disneytoon, scheduled for March 2019, is no longer happening. Disneytoon also created a plethora of direct-to-video releases, including Mulan 2, Tarzan 2 and Bambi 2.
John Lasseter previously oversaw Disneytoon, but he’s leaving Disney and Pixar at the end of this year. At the end of 2017, accounts of alleged unwanted advances from Lasseter toward female employees surfaced at The Hollywood Reporter.
Frozen director Jennifer Lee and Inside Out director Pete Doctor are replacing Lasseter as the new bosses of Disney Animation and Pixar, respectively.