Our first official post went up on Cartoon Brew on March 15, 2004 which makes the site 9 years old today. Happy birthday to us!
Much has changed since those quaint mid-aughts when the site looked like this, and we catered to just a few hundred daily visitors insteads of today’s tens of thousands.
In the past decade, animation, too, has exploded in size. It used to be that the number of people working in the global animation industry numbered in the thousands, and then, tens of thousands. In the past decade, thanks to digital animation of all kinds, the industry has grown into a workforce of hundreds of thousands. This rapid growth has led to a renaissance of new content and new voices, while at the same time jumbling established areas of the industry into disarray, as we’ve seen with the recent instability of the American VFX field.