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Disney to shut down Zemeckis production bldg.

March 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The Walt Disney Company has announced it will shut down a production facility co-founded by director Robert Zemeckis in an effort to cut studio costs.ImageMovers Digital, co-founded by Robert Zemeckis, built the production facility to implement motion-capture technology, which contributed to the making of "A Christmas Carol," starring Jim Carrey.

The facility employs 450 people. The closure is slated for completion by January 2011.

Zemeckis will use the location for a last production, called "Mars Needs Moms!", a 3-D movie.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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