Book People Archive

Re: Trade protectism explain in relation to cartoons.

On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, David Starner wrote:

> On 1/31/06, Michael Hart <hart@[redacted]> wrote:
>> On the other side of the coin, I asked someone who does editing for
>> related materials [related to the anime discussed as an example].
>> He told me that Japanese anime have much higher production standard
>> levels than something such as the Superman cartoons mentioned:
> At the time they were made, the Superman cartoons were among the
> highest quality cartoons made. When the owners of Superman explained
> the quality they wanted, Max Fleisher gave a figure ($40,000 a cartoon)
> that so high he thought they wouldn't pay, which they agreed to.

Sorry, but comparing the past to the present like that, is not
a valid comparison.  What was high quality then, is not today.

Just ask Disney why they spent $7.4 billion last week on Pixar.

It's really apples and oranges.

Well, now that Apples will have Intel chips, maybe not.