Star Wars Animation Department Unaffected by Lucasfilm Lay-Offs Play4ever

Star Wars’ animation department is unaffected by the closing of Luacsfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) facility in Singapore where more than 300 people work.

Lucasfilm’s director of cinematography lightning and VFX Joel Aron confirmed on Twitter (below) that the studio currently working on The Bad Batch Season 3 and Tales of the Jedi Season 2 is unaffected by the closure.

As reported by Variety, the Singapore studio will close its doors “due to economic factors affecting the industry” after nearly 20 years in operation. Founded in 2004, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore’s first work was on the original Star Wars cartoon The Clone Wars.

“Just to be clear, we’re not effected by this closure,” Aron said. “[Lucasfilm Animation Limited] is not in Singapore. We’ve always been at either The Ranch or where we are now in San Francisco (or working from home!). We are still ferociously busy working with CGCG to bring you all Season 3 of The Bad Batch and Tales of the Jedi.”

Both shows had new seasons announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023, with The Bad Batch’s third outing confirmed to be its last. Less is known about Tales of the Jedi’s second season and whether or not it will continue the backstories of Ahsoka and Count Dooku, as creator Dave Filoni said he just wanted to make more because it was so fun the first time.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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