Weekend Animation Notes

Finally, an animation executive salary increase that’s actually deserved.

Anime has arrived in Iraq, otaku will follow.

Nick Park on the Oscars: We’re animators, we’re not used to getting out of our dark studio and meeting real people, let alone glamorous and attractive ones

CNN does an article about all the crap CG-animated features scheduled for release in 2006. “Hollywood has never been bashful about its own competence,” says Dennis McAlpine, an independent media analyst. “If studios see somebody else do something, they think they can do it better. But it’s not as simple as it looks — the story has to attract people.”