Post by Mesterius on Nov 26, 2021 20:11:48 GMT
I don't think Rosa's quote necessarily means the producers didn't think the storyline worked "for animation". I see it as more likely they simply felt it didn't work as a storyline - and that's what they only realized after reading a full script by Rosa which followed their original synopsis. I imagine that kind of stuff happens frequently when doing a full-fledged animated series of this type, especially when you're starting it up.
In this regard, it's also interesting, as you note, that the characters still have their early pre-production designs in the storyboard sample by Rosa. Other examples I've seen around the web of these early concepts seem to suggest somewhat different personalities for several of the characters. Maybe that, too, could be one of the reasons rewrites had to be made before the episode went into production.
Nice to see that you modified the post. Though, I will say that the sentence immediately after with "...I am fairly certain that other elements of the finished episode are traceable to Rosa as well..." still kind of makes it sound like you think Rosa came up with the aerial iceberg idea.