It's been over 9 months now since returning to these familiar confines. The place is riding high following a string of hit movies -- Tangled, Frozen and BH6. In spite of the success, no one appears to be taking anything for granted. All are working hard and digging deep to keep the magic alive.
It's quite a different story at my former employer's, however. Massive layoffs, canceled productions, closed operations, all spell tough times ahead for DreamWorks. Much needed creative leadership changes have been made, but it will probably take them a few years to turn things around. I hope they do. A thriving animation industry needs competing studios to inspire excellence and innovation. Not to mention affording options to animation artists when looking for a home. To that end, I wish them well.
I hope to be posting again soon.