Well I learned that there is no free lunch in Animation. The first hundred years of modern animation was no picnic! Especially for the Artists.
Producing animation is tough. It takes hard work, devotion, and vision. Even animation that is “phoned in” or “hacked out” requires effort.
Animation has dealt with B.S. and adversity at every turn. But more importantly I learned that the greatest achievements in animation no matter the era, always have the most humble of beginnings.