Casino owner and reality TV host Donald Trump was sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States.

It remains to be seen how his presidency will affect artists and the animation industry, but there is no question that it will have some kind of effect, whether it means changes to the outsourcing of animation or new limitations on creative expression. Even before coming into office, there have been reports that his administration has been mulling the elimination of all government arts and humanities funding, which is already a minuscule part of the federal budget, dwarfed by even the cost today’s inauguration activities.

Many throughout the animation industry have closely observed the election cycle and have already taken the time to express their views. Today’s tweets show that our community will continue to do so.

Below is a sampling of thoughts being expressed by animation artists on Twitter. If the tweets seem overwhelmingly negative, it’s not for lack of trying on our part. We searched long and hard for industry artists who are receptive to the idea of a Trump presidency. If there are any, they have chosen to remain quiet today.

Louie Zong, storyboard artist on We Bare Bears

Bruce Smith, animator on Tarzan and The Emperor’s New Groove, animation director of Space Jam, director of Bebe’s Kids

Lauren Faust, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic creator and executive producer

Joaquin Baldwin, Disney Feature Animation layout artist and supervisor

Tara Strong, voice actress on Rugrats, The Fairly Oddparents, Teen Titans, Batman: Arkham

Sam Levine, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero co-creator and exec producer

Thurop van Orman, creator of Flapjack and producer of Adventure Time, Sanjay & Craig

Samantha Kallis, art director at DreamWorks Animation

Stu Livingston, co-director of Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie

Mark Osborne, director of The Little Prince and co-director of Kung Fu Panda

Cat Hicks, animator at Pixar

Brian Lynch, screenwriter of The Secret Life of Pets and Minions

Matt Doering, background designer at Dreamworks TV Animation

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