Many people wonder where clay animation is headed. Some say clay animation is headed to the top of the pole and others say to the bottom, but we think it's right in the middle.
"There will always be a place for traditional clay animation, because it has its own look and feel," said Tim Hittle, Independent Clay Animator. We feel he is absolutly correct. No matter where clay animation ends up in the future, there will always be a spot for clay animation.
"I think there is a general belief in the animation community that clay is just at the beginning as a medium," said Linda Simensky, Director of Animation for Nikelodeon. We agree completely. Clay Animation may not be at it's highest potenital, but we hope that it will make it someday.
Maybe if additional feature films were made it would boost the industry of clay animation to an all time high. The only problem is that it takes such a long time and if the studios happened to take on a film, they would have to quit their other tasks and focus directly on that film.