>With all do respect to your decision there, I do have the >couple of thoughts... > >1. Walt probably never gave a fuck about the art crowd or how >'seriously' his work was taken by academia.
actually, Walt lobbied pretty hard for artistic recognition. Hence "Fantasia", Disneyland, and audio-animatronics.
> >2. Having people dissect your films on a message board isn't >all that great an aspiration. I'm pretty sure a lot of that >'kid stuff' touched us in a far deeper way than Donnie Darko >or City of God ever could. > Not just on message boards: in magazine,s in film class, and in general conversation without being dismissed as just "a goddamned cartoon".
>3. I wonder how things would be different, if you had spent >your energy chopping it up with the 3 or 4 people here who >shared your love for animation, rather than arguing with >hundreds of Transformers fans. Probably not at all, but I'm >just saying.
Not much would be different, unfortunately, aside from everyone being naive together. Talking to those people helped me realize just how out-of-touch I really was. I didn't realize to the extent that most people disreguarded animation. I don't know. I've just lost enthusiasm for animation and wanting to be an animator. > >4. Good luck! >