I’ve been watching some old cartoons from the mid to late 80s lately. Such as Silverhawks and Galaxy Rangers, and I gotta say, the art and animation in those shows are crazy good. Oh, the art/animation could be dodgy, no doubt. You could have a beautifully fluid leaping animation, but it’d end with the characters suddenly seeming like cardboard cutouts as they land in like, 3 frames a second. But when they’re on point, they put just about anything these days to shame. I reckon each segment’s done by a different animator.
And speaking of animators, that’s actually a fairly modern name we have for ’em. In the 80s/90s, they were known simply as slaves.