"DiC came out of nowhere in the 1980s and seemed to have no rules or standards as to what made cartoons work. So they just made it up. The combination of the worst character designs I'd ever seen, with sending all the creative work to the cheapest service studios around the world added up to a style that makes Filmation look like 40s Disney. When I went to work in-house for DiC, they had not even heard of what a layout was- let alone an animator. They had storyboard artists that had never animated, and believed that any camera angle and any number of characters in a scene was no problem to animate- because they didn't have to do it."