Posted by Ronald Reagan on March 31, 2000 at 19:49:30:
In Reply to: PBS the solution posted by John Wayne on March 31, 2000 at 15:25:40:
There's no animosity for Canadians and nobody is being anti-Canadian by simply expecting american tax dollars allocated for public television production to come to the citizens of this country first who are for the most part every bit as talented as our Canadian friends, but who have mouths to feed and mounting bills. Unfortunately, what Canadians may not understand is that the system we are dealing with down here is set up to automatically look someplace else besides this country first, which is infuriating if you're an American who wants to work in animation in your own country and your own market.
American animation artists have been discriminated against for several decades as far as farming out production. The canadian government actively subsidized Canadian animation filmmakers for years in one way or another. The private and the public sector in this country never consider American animation studios. In LA, there are artists who are and have been struggling from year to year just to survive. Executives have built secure foundations for themselves while many American animation artists have to live like gypsys.
Sorry, Canada, but this is getting old. We'll be happy to share the wealth and prosperity with you, but American tax dollars for animation should be coming to American animation studios who are qualified, competitive and able first. Then it can be farmed out to Canadian studios who are producing in Canada. It won't happen unless Americans fix this.
And if we don't, it'll still be going to China so why are you guys crying.
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