Mike Judge:(when asked what about animation appealed to him in his youth) I've always loved the way cel animation looks, particularly in a theatre. And it seems like people my age (he was 41 at the time of this interview) just assumed good animation was gone. It seemed like it had all just gone to hell. Saturday morning stuff was pretty bad, especially for people like me who loved the old Warner and Disney stuff. So when I first saw an animation festival in 1985 while I was in college I was blown away, as there was all this cool-looking stuff being done independently. I wanted to be a part of that, but I thought, "Well, I have no idea how to do that. Even though it's being done independently, it's being done by people with commercial studios."