Today I wandered through the Frank Wells Building, drinking up the positive vibes of artists who are working on a long-term success story: Phineus and Ferb.
"We've got work well into next year, and then hopefully the Channel [Disney Channel] will pick the show up for another season" ... "I know how lucky I am having a long-term job because lots of people I know don't ..."
Disney TVA has got more projects in the hopper than they did a few months ago. Over at Disney TVA Sonora (the Glendale studio sitting on the edge of the old Grand Central Airport), TeamPirate is in work and Secret Agent Oso (soon to roll into its second season), has moved (I'm told) from the Frank Wells Building on the main lot to Glendale.
A staffer said to me that there are other projects in development and that "cartoon production is going to turn around, it always does."
I just want to know when. Because live action, even on the the Disney Channel, doesn't have the shelf life of top drawer animation.