The first "working" revision of the animatic was done in December of 2008
So then 2009 was pretty much all design/modeling/texturing/rigging etc... and 2010 was production... 2011 compositing/edit....post... and 2011 will be the year you see it.
Time is a precious thanG... so you have to be careful what you let eat it up... making films the way I do certainly does eat up time in big chunks but there's nothing else I'd rather do so its no big deal ^ ^
So if HSM took 3 years+ to complete... my next "big" serious film will take no more than 2 years... as I've learned so much on how to streamline the process and I'm able to do better work faster... So yeh that's my goal from now on.... High quality 3d animated feature= 2 years from start to finish... Low quality 3d animated comedy feature like the SOOPERMAN feature I'm planning= 3 months from start to finish... those are my new goals... that's what I'm going to do with my time...
In the HSM teaser I used that 4 year number for dramatic purposes ^ ^ as 2007 was spent travelling around doing stuff for WATS... but yes my goal is new feature every 2 years from now on!
Would you be happy to get a new strange animated feature every 2 years? ^_^