Friday, February 05, 2010

Goodbye Imagi Crew


Imagi disappear in the world start from tomorrow?... Imagi Provisional Winding-up today. lay-off the rest of 300+ people animators. Everyone have to pack all the belongs and leave today. Animators lose the job before the Chinese New Year, thats bad!! That will be a huge impact to HK animation industry development. Imagi studios 面臨暫時性清盤. 期望有白武士拯救, 大量動畫師及製作人員面臨失業...

16 comments:

Lomeo said...

Sigh....so disappointed

felix ip said...

so sad to see the ending like this... I am very proud of what we made at imagi. Take care lomeo, I am happy to work with you, don't give up!

Jonathan Lo said...

but we will not lose hope!

Lomeo said...

Thankyou Felix.This is the last day I working in IMAGI,and I still in office,maybe this is the last time I use the internet machine.9 years such a long time for me,I learn a lot of things here and have a lot good memories.Hope we have chance to work with each other.

Al said...

Oh no! Is Imagi officially closing up?

OscarWRG said...

what happened? why is closing up?

Imagi man said...

意馬數百員工面臨遣散http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/51/1/1/1420527/1.html

意馬動畫清盤裁逾300人
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20100206/00176_035.html

Anonymous said...

"Close Imagi informed sources said a subsidiary of Imagi is considering liquidation, but has not yet finalized, the final program would depend on the outcome of consultations with the investor capital injection.

He said that the consultations Imagi has not stopped the introduction of investors, potential investors will have the sincerity, the current depends on the two sides can reach a consensus on a number of conditions in the next few days to a week, is a critical moment, should be more clearly答案. According to Imagi Annual Report showed that in Hong Kong, Imagi's principal subsidiary responsible for producing computer animation company Imagi Production Limited.

Another source said that a subsidiary of Imagi nearly 400 employees, not all be laid off, some only be asked to leave the group if the successful
introduction of new investors, I believe should be reinstated.

He said that the earlier investment in the film Imagi income poor, so that the Group's operating problems, if unable to attract new investors to join or sale of assets, you may want to Brokeback warriors will be a subsidiary of liquidation salvation."

Anonymous said...

成於忍者龜 敗於阿童木
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/100205/4/gh5l.html

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say how much my family and I loved Astro Boy. It's honestly one of the best animated movies we've ever seen. I think the blame for the film's troubles does not rest on the artists, who did such wonderful work on the film, but on Summit Entertainment's horrible handling of it. Promotion and scheduling can make or break even the best films, and, in my opinion, poor Astro Boy was the victim of Summits' incredible ineptitude (notice that The Hurt Locker, another film Summit handled, has been nominated for and won various awards for Best Picture from several critics' groups, yet it too flopped at the box office. Yay Summit!). I am sorry that such a brilliant movie was so badly handled. My family and I will be buying the DVD. Thank you, artists of Imagi, and also the writers and voice actors who also did such a splendid job, for such a marvelous and unforgettable film.

Alan said...

意馬動畫部門倒閉,政府責無旁貸。

Anonymous said...

政府一向得個講字,港府今年口口聲聲話大搞創意工業下,作為動畫業界龍頭公司清盤真是最大諷刺. Wei Wei

Kena said...

看過PIXAR動畫的人都知道,"Simple","PURE","TOUCHING"是它們故事的共通點與成功的秘訣,人才固然重要,成本管控更是一大學問。
現階段來說,也許意馬公司應該轉型,以現有人才為資本,多元化接觸電影後製、線上遊戲、電子書(電子書絕對是未來趨勢喔)...等影音產業,不一定只做自製動畫,相信對於公司和員工都會是雙贏的局面。
給意馬公司的員工們:文創產業仍然是未來的主流,只要有一技在身,就不怕沒有出路。

加油!!


Kena^^

Anonymous said...

可惜﹗可惜﹗按照意馬國際管理層的做法,拖欠200工人遣散費,就知道他們並沒有心繼續做文創產業,他們一心想賣殼給其他公司,濂大錢過肥年,受害的只是無助的工人。

Anonymous said...

Imagi work has established a new benchmark for asian studio. Your team has done well and make all asian CG artists proud. Don't give up.

3 cheers to your team.

David Kwok
Tiny Island Productions
Singapore
www.tinyisland.net

felix ip said...

Thank you, David

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