He's been gone for a while, but now he's returned.
Andy Heyward and his wife Amy ... announced a joint venture with Indian mega-conglomerate Tata late Thursday to create, develop and distribute original entertainment for children, including animation, video games and consumer products. ...
One of the first projects expected to be made in India is Stan Lee’s first animated feature, which will be officially announced next year.
Andy was robustly non-union when he was the topkick of DIC. TAG made runs at it several times, and the last go-round the Animation Guild won a Nation Labor Relations Board election while DIC was a subsidiary of Disney. Before it happened, Disney Labor Relations passed along the word that DIC would sign a contract if TAG had a majority of the vote.
Well, we ended up winning. And DIC ended up fighting us in negotiations over a contract for a year before walking away from the table. When I complained to the House of Mouse about it, the company said: "Hmm. Guess Andy changed his mind."
Big companies. Always as good as their word.
But we wish Andy well with his new endeavor. And offer our condolences about The Governator project not working out.