I’m gonna have to call bullshit on this one. Yeah. I used to feel the same way. I used to think that the animation industry was something that people took for granted and didn’t give enough respect to. But after talking to a friend in the industry, I found out that that’s not the case. We’re not doing this job for adults. We’re doing it for the next generation of kids who like us love watching cartoons and hopefully aspire to do what we do. And if we are working on projects that are made for adults then that is also an accomplishment. In the animation industry the tools might change, but storytelling will always be the same.
If you are an independent animator, good focus on what makes you happy. Do what you can to entertain and challenge yourself. Don’t let sites like Tumblr and Cartoon Brew tell you otherwise. They are a cesspool of negativity. Focus on what you like and what you see that you think is really cool and eventually you’ll realize that you don’t need to worry about the job market. You’re already living the dream.