At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil.
Well, there are better cartoonists now than there ever have been. I firmly believe that. There's some amazing work being done.
We need more cartoonists to truly retire when they retire, and not run repeats.
Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book stores to get their stuff in the hands of readers.
So many cartoonists draw the same year after year. When they find a style, they stick with it. They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.