Posted by Percy Pernell on February 21, 2000 at 19:17:35:
Does it seem that all animators, not just feature are locked into their own world, work-wise. I personally could not care what is happening at other studios to other animators. I would like to put food on my table without worrying where the next check is coming from. The union doesn't seem to have much influence over individual firings/layoffs, as long as it doesn't affect the whole. Take the situation in Vancouver/Toronto, mass layoffs/firings at Disney, then they pull out. A mass firing of employees at Nelvana, closing not only layout there, but design, and ship everything out to the smaller studios and overseas. All not too many months after Tom Sito and the 839 tried to establish roots in the Canadian studios. Thanks from all of us up here Tom!!! The last refuge of the tradional animator is the computer as record profits from the Biggies mean more layoffs to the actual workers.
Bottom line is the work is going overseas and there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about it.
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