Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mornings on "Simpsons"

Yesterday I wandered the first-floor of IDT Entertainment, where "The Simpsons" feature is in full swing... There's a lot more crew in the last few weeks, and many are into overtime hours (ten to fifteen extra hours per week). Artists told me they expect the schedule to get more challenging as they go along, since the July release date is set in concrete while the amount of work is piled high. But morale is also high; everyone knows they're working on a quality product. One of the animators said: "I've seen the story reels a few times now, and they keep getting better and better. I've laughed more watching the reels of this picture than others that I've worked on..."


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