A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the…
Perhaps as a result, animators tend to be perfectionist personality types. They're obsessed with detail and tend to be authoritarian. And who wouldn't be, given the chance to play god? Most movie directors have enormous egos; my guess is that animators have even larger ones. The irony is that most animated films tend to be playful, innocent and even childlike, and the great animators combined paternal authority with a childlike imagination.
Look at Walt Disney.
Halfway through Will Vinton's "Festival of Claymation," there is a documentary explaining how the process works. After the script has been written and the characters chosen for a Claymation film, the animators turn to a palate of dozens of different colors of modeling clay, which they have mixed themselves. And they build the characters by hand.
For a full-figure character, they begin with a flexible aluminum skeleton and model the body, face and clothing out of clay. They use a camera that can be locked into place, and they advance their film one frame at a time. After each frame has been exposed, they make tiny adjustments in the facial expressions and limb movements of their characters, sometimes using a film of human actors as their guide. Then they advance the film another frame.