... As a student at the California Institute of the Arts, he was talented enough to get noticed by Jeffrey Katzenberg, the chief executive of DreamWorks Animation. (“He called me during class and was, like, ‘Hey, buddy!’ ” Mr. Hirsch said.) But Mr. Hirsch couldn’t be swayed: He wanted to work for Disney’s TV shop.
The result is Mr. Hirsch’s spooky and flatly bizarre “Gravity Falls,” which arrived on Disney Channel in June and is already a ratings success. ...
Some artists work years before catching the wave; others paddle right out and hang ten right away.
What's always needed is luck, work ethic and talent. Clearly Mr. Hirsch has all three in sufficient abundance. Gravity Falls is attracting over 4 million viewers in its Friday night time slot.
Bully for Mr. H.