I just got off the phone with Saalon, with whom I talked for, um, three and a half hours. We talked about anime and the nature of work for about half an hour, then I dropped a bit of a bombshell:
I think I’m going to go to Atlanta and pitch some animation ideas to Cartoon Network.
I have a startup animation company. They take pitches from people with a lot less than that. I gather that producing a short animation would be good, but I don’t need it to get in the door.
So why not just walk through the door?
So I asked Saalon to write me a treatment for an idea he’s been champing at the bit to do: a
Meanwhile, I’m going to work up some treatments for some other shows I can pitch to the network. I want to pitch a “World War II in space” show, complete with Big Band music and hot shot pilots. I want to pitch an animation variety show. I want to pitch some amazing animation aimed at girls, for a change (why does the largest gender demographic get so few good cartoons?).
Because I’m not going to wait. Well, except that I’ll wait for concept art. But after that, I won’t wait.