Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Starz Media

Today I visited "The Simpsons" feature animation crew, housed at Starz Media (formerly Liberty Media, formerly IDT Entertainment, formerly Film Roman)...

The artists seem to be in relatively good spirits, even though most of them are doing overtime now (45-55 hours per week). More than one of them told me that changes in the continuity occur almost weekly (just like in the t.v. show) but the changes have made the film steadily better. As one artist who's workedon the show a long time told me, "it's funny as hell."

Nobody expects the work on the picture to be done early. (March?) Most expect tweaks in pltline and gags to keep happening right up to the release date.(May? June?) "Just like the t.v. show."


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