Animator Dale Baer has spent four decades in the cartoon business. He's an animation pro who's been many places and done almost everything ...
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Dale, like many in the biz, yearned to jump into cartoons at an early age. He was among the first of the wave of young talent that rolled into the House of Mouse in the early seventies, and learned his craft from the old masters (Reitherman, Thomas, Johnston, Larson, etc..)
There is an excellent interview of Dale here and here, presented by The Animation Podcast. Think of this effort as an extension and addendum to that one, where Dale focuses on the art and day-to-day challenges of being a working animator. (This conversation is divided into three half-hour segments. You will find a ten-second overlap at the fronts and backs of Parts II and III.)