Wednesday, April 05, 2006
A few weeks ago, Warners Animation appeared to be at a low ebb. ... You could have set off a neutron bomb inside WBA's cavernous building at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, and not hurt much of anybody. The place was that empty. They were doing a DVD feature on the second floor with a small crew. They were doing a couple of tv shows, also with small crews. And that was it. But things have now changed. Direct-to-video and t.v. series work has doubled. Suddenly, the place isn't so empty. But the big indicator for me is that my wife -- the lovely and talented Mrs. Animation Checker -- has now returned to WBA after a four month layoff. And I get to haul our high schooler to his swim practices on my way to work. If that isn't a sign of resurgence, nothing is. UPDATE: What WBA is doing now: "Shaggy and Scooby Doo Get A Clue" 13 1/2-hours "Legion of Super Heroes" 13 1/2-hours "The Batman" 13 1/2-hours "Loonatics" 13 1/2-hours Also two "Scooby Doo" DVDs, because there can never be enough Scoobies.
Posted by Steve Hulett at 9:56 PM