Circle 7 Animation (or Disney Circle 7 Animation) was a short-lived division of Walt Disney Feature Animation specializing in computer generated imagery (CGI) animation and was originally intended to create sequels to the Disney-owned Pixar properties, leading rivals and animators to derisively nickname the division "Pixaren't".
Why It Was Shut Down
- None of these Circle 7 scripts were used by Pixar, becoming unused.
- The studio didn't release any films during its lifetime.
- These three movies namely, Toy Story 3, Monsters, Inc. 2: Lost in Scaradise, and Finding Nemo 2 have been gone unused.
- Disney decided to own pixar altogether and shut down Circle 7.
- These three films were permanently cancelled and end up being released with different scripts by Pixar, in 2010, 2013 and 2016, respectively.