Eamonn Butler - "A good showreel has taste and is entertaining, shows reasonable principles but also has a spark; act, utilize pauses and tell a story."
To animate is to... 'bring to life....on schedule and on a budget!"'
"Creating appealing characters is the specialty of the character designer, although it's often a collaborative effort by the animators who'll eventually bring those characters to life. I'm sure you've seen movies that have been beautifully animated yet have characters that are ugly or simply uninteresting. In the same way that good acting can't save a bad movie, good animating can't turn an unappealing character into an appealing one. Even villains must have a certain sinister appeal. The best designed characters become the most popular."
Christopher Hart- "How To Draw Animation"
John K - "I discovered that no job at a studio should be completely isolated from another. Each specialism had its role in making the overall cartoon better"
Jason Deamer - "It's never easy. It shouldn't be easy. If it's coming easy then you're going down a path you've been down before. You’re resorting to design solutions that you've used or you've seen used before. With repetition comes familiarity, and familiarity breeds contempt. I think it's important to keep it fresh and new to keep your audience interested."