Saturday, May 20, 2006
Warner Bros. Animation in Sherman Oaks I dropped in on Disney Toons, Disney TVA and Cartoon Network. Disney Toons is reputedly going to 100% digital storyboards, although good old paper is still being used by some artists now... And at Cartoon Network, an animation director told me that Warner Bros. Animation is getting a lot fewer calls from freelance timers looking for work. One WB supervisor, who last year at this time got thirty inquiries, has this year gotten exactly one. So how do I know that employment in L.A. Animation is up? I look at the hiring trends we get at the office (our new member lunches never stop), and I listen to what artists around town are telling me.
Posted by Steve Hulett at 8:07 AM