April 02, 2012

Watch this while you still can...


“Disney has kept The Sweatbox locked out of sight for the past decade, but the 2002 documentary was posted online yesterday by an eighteen-year-old cartoonist in the UK. The Sweatbox is at turns infuriating, hilarious and enlightening. You’ll cringe in sympathy with the Disney artists as you see the gross bureaucratic incompetence they had to endure while working at the studio in the 1990s. The film not only captures the tortured morphing of the Kingdom of the Sun into The Emperor’s New Groove, it also serves as an invaluable historical document about Disney’s animation operations in the late-1990s. If any questions remain about why Disney fizzled out creatively and surrendered its feature animation crown to Pixar and DreamWorks, this film will answer them.” — cartoonbrew
Of course, the video was already taken down from YouTube, but the one on Vimeo is still up.

Via wannabeanimator

1 comment:

Jinny Hinkle said...

I'm glad my post on Tumblr is getting around. This documentary is really insightful!