“Layer problem, Ted.”

Ted the Animator: “Cake or animation?”

Carl the Animator: “The latter… but now I’m hungry for the former.”

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Ted the Animator: “What’s the issue?”

Carl the Animator: “I’m startin’ to wonder if I shouldn’t have drawn their torsos on the same cel.”

Ted the Animator: “Why? That’s pretty normal for these static scenes.”

Carl the Animator: “…really?”

Ted the Animator: “Yeah. For once, I’ve got no criticism.”

Carl the Animator: “Well… when I have to re-trace everything for each arm move…”

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Carl the Animator: “…things get a little… eh…

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Ted the Animator: “Wiggly?”

Carl the Animator: “Yeah! Like they’re jello people!”

Ted the Animator: “Why didn’t you only put the arm on a new layer?”

Carl the Animator: “…”

Ted the Animator: “…”

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Carl the Animator: “…ok, that might have made more sense.”

Ted the Animator: “It’s cool, Top Cat airs in the ‘60s. If people can have jello salads, they can have jello sea captains.”

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