Thank you, for all of your great films. We all can clearly see your growth as an animator, from working with Disney in films like Robin Hood and Sleeping Beauty, to your own animator with films like The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, etc. But, my appeal to your films and your styles goes beyond what's on the big scenes, but what's beyond the picture. Who bought life to these lovable characters is a great man, who has a pure passion for film and goes beyond just making money, but to show what a person with a dream and a vision can do.
You've been through a lot. You faced bankruptcy twice before your second film, you had to deal with the crazy security that didn't even let your wife ask you how was work in the production of An American Tail. From the unreasonable lawsuit from the Frisbee disk company, and many more struggles, a lesser man would've gave up, but you went through all of this just to show people your vision. You even let out of your way to challenge Disney, which soon became the Disney Renaissance (The LIttle Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and the well known Lion King). This letter is not only for you, but for others too. Those who have a vision and a dream and wants to go beyond their limits to let it out. Those who wants to show their ideals to everybody, and give it a life on it's own. Anyone who has a passion for what they do, and continues to do it, successful or not. And, most importantly, anyone who's willing to face criticism and even failure to spread your own world. No matter what they throw at you, remember. All you need is a little light to help you through the cave. Remember that, and nothing can knock you down, and even if it does, you can always get back up.
From Just Another Dreamer,