Posted by Jon on April 30, 2000 at 23:26:18:
In Reply to: More rambling. posted by Dave Brewster on April 30, 2000 at 01:19:42:
: So that brings us to here. The boom is over and those who have envied the industry now are rejoicing in what they predict as it's demise (as they have so many times before). Problem with that is that it is fake. The crash was caused by the same people who caused the boom. Art doesn't stop because large employers dump employees.Animation hasn't failed as film language, the films failed as films. Beavis and Butthead didn't succeed because it was great animation nor did the Rugrats or Pokemon. They reached someone. Animation can succeed but it must move forward to do that. Everyone will say it cannot be done until someone does it. That is how film works in all it's forms.
I'm not sure there's a historic precedence for what's happening here, Dave. This is a new world, a new economic model. American handiwork is not in the equation anymore. And this is sad for Americans.
A cool head is a good thing to have in these times, Dave ... and you're very cool. And when the time comes, I'm sure you will coolly return to where the industry has migrated. I'm just not sure they'll let ME in.
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