Way back in November 2003, when the late Roy Disney went to war with then Disney CEO Michael Eisner, the news sent a seismic wave throughout animation and the entertainment industry.
Out of the midst of it all there appeared a new member to AnimationNation and a noble effort to keep traditional hand drawn animation alive and thriving. From the state of Wisconsin came Tom Hignite.
Tom is a real estate developer and home builder. His company is called Miracle Homes. He is also an avid Disney enthusiast and unknown to most people even today, an exceptional artist. His home designs reflect his skill and his love of animation and his artwork is good enough to find professional employment in the animation industry if he decided to go that route.
Read Tom's story of how he formed an animation studio in Wisconsin, his motivation, challenges, trails and tribulations, and the progress he's made with his project, the 'Miracle Mouse' property, at this link.