What It Was Like To Work In A 1980s Taiwanese Animation Factory

Cartoon show creators like Matt Groening and Seth McFarlane may get all the glory, but most of the work is done by a factory full of animators who earn way less than their American counterparts to bring that show to life.

Theirs is a somewhat thankless job, and the work they do is rewarded with little more than a credit line and the satisfaction of knowing their skills as an animator grow immensely with each project.

Jamie Baker was one of these animation factory workers before he went on to work on projects like UP and Finding Nemo, and his account of working in a Taiwanese animation factory in the 80s entitled One Flew Off To CUCKOO'S NEST is entertaining to read, reveals much about the process of making an animated show happen, and may be a bit disheartening to budding animators who hope to someday land a job in the industry.

-Via Cartoon Brew

Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"What It Was Like To Work In A 1980s Taiwanese Animation Factory"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More