The next "Lion King" could roar out of tiny town called Polk, Wisconsin. A brand new animation studio just set up shop. As Shelley Walcott shows you tonight, that studio-- like Disney so many decades ago-- is relying on a little mouse for a miracle...
Disney shut down its two-dimensional animation studios, leaving hundreds of artists without jobs. About a dozen have found their way here to Wisconsin, to work on a brand new feature film.
"Put in two steel rods...one, two... Okey dokey."
Meet Miracle Mouse and Okey Dokey. You may have seen them in commercials. But they'll eventually make the jump to the big screen... Thanks to creator Tom Hignite, the owner of miracle homes.
When Disney closed up shop, Hignite had an idea.
"It occurred to me that this is too much of an American heritage item, this is something America is known for is Disney cartoons and something could be done about it."
Thus, miracle studios was born. Hignite hired those out-of-work animators to come here-- and work on not only his commercials... But the big prize... A feature film.
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BTW, sorry if this was posted before, or is old news. I searched the forum and couldn't find any posts on this.