Animators cannot take the pride they once did in being part of a big studio project. Norm Ferguson, Ken Harris, Jim Tyer; all could point to their scenes with pride and think "I did that." And, if a viewer knew their styles, they could tell; but it all fit together. No one artist was committing a crime. I got in at the tail end of all that. Now, whether it's THE SIMPSONS or DESPICABLE ME 8, that's all over in Hollywood, probably for good.
I got here just before THE LION KING came out. Even then I had the feeling too much money was being thrown around and it wouldn't last. But I never could have predicted it'd change this way.
As half the world is made sick by what Hollywood has to offer, the other half is seeking entertainment elsewhere. I, myself, feel I have made a sort of a creative "rejuvenation" on the internet. Of course, that and five dollars may get me a cup of coffee.
GOONY GOLFERS, a Heckle & Jeckle directed by Connie Rasinski. Loopy loveliness.