John K did some eye opening posts on his memories of working at FILMATION studios in the 1980's, which are worth reading and brought back memories of the place that I shared on his blog as well. I never liked their cartoons and the place was nutty but I will say that they paid on time and the checks all cleared, which isn't always the case. And believe it or not, the late 70's to late 80's were even leaner days for animation employment than today, so sooner or later, most every L.A. animation schmo in my age group stumbled through there (or H-B, or both). For my part I showed up on time, put in my 8 hours a day and did what I was told until it drove me to quitting...twice (but that's another story).
UPDATE PART TROISIEM: Here's another LINK to a follow up piece I did after reviewing the show at the Paley Center (Broadcasting Museum) in 2012.