Posted by Charles on September 28, 1999 at 23:35:34:
In Reply to: WHAT HAPPENED HERE? posted by SNAKEBITE on September 28, 1999 at 16:20:50:
Glad you brought it up.
Not many people in the States are aware of this series. It's a perfect example of the animation artist in control. The global production system utilized by the traditional non-creative executives was masterfully handled by a small group of artists and Frank Saperstein, the show's producer. Although there were executives, they were never involved with the project and when they were, they only created problems which the crew consistently overcame. The entire production was handled by the creatives, proving in theory and in reality the obsolescence of stereotypical animation executives.
The significance of the ANISE Award that the series received in France is profound. Several of the competing shows were American television product, most of it progressive in content and design and of relatively high production standards as far as TV is concerned.
This was an international competitive venue. Winning Best New Series at ANISE was a major coup that warrants publication. A major victory not only for the "Kampung Boy" crew, but for animation artists everywhere who may think that nothing can be done without the suits.
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