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Posted by Darth Dobbin2 at on April 28, 2000 at 21:48:18:

In Reply to: Re: animation art posted by cartoon-guy on April 28, 2000 at 21:26:45:

What's the word around the campfire? The commisioned six episodes are done, no? Now the rating will determine if it gets re-upped.. But do you have a line into ABC? I know that some shows get "nurtured" if they think that they might develop a crowd, or if the network belives in them..

Now, I *do* understand that there was some bad mojo in the move to May (Sorry about using your art to enact my own very special animation, BTW), but I can only hope that since then, jets have cooled on both ends, and ABC, or at least some enlightened individuals at ABC realize the potential golden goose they are sitting on.. Is there a "wait and see" attitude, or have you heard any talk of encouragement from "the inside?"

Also, are you aware, as an animator and a guy who has worked on TV projects in general, of any grass-roots movement that has kept a show on the air that would have been otherwise axed? i.e. What works? Letters to the network, or to advertisers?

Glad to see that you are still "lurking around." The art on the "official" cartoon site looks really, really nice. There's a clean, fun feeling to it that makes it seem whimsical, but also very contemporary. There's something about how THE SIMPSONS has evolved; it is so stylized and consistent that it becomes very watchable.. and all the characters, it seems have been streamlined for maxiimum "likability", if that makes sense. Like I thought that the CRITIC was funny, but never watched it much because the character design seemed creepy, and made it feel crappy. Same with KING OF THE HILL. But your figures are aesthetically pleasing and "rounded" without seeming too kiddy. Anyhow, that's how it seems in stills.

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