The advances in animation and special effects in the entertainment industry have been astounding. Through the power of this ever-advancing technology, artists all over the globe have helped bring things to life that seemed like a mere fantasy before. Despite these many great creations though, there’s a dark side to this industry that trickles down to almost any creative position. Large conglomerate companies and fans alike both have a misunderstanding of how time-consuming and difficult these products are to use. This leads to many of these artists being taken advantage of, being forced to work awful hours for minimal pay, and many times losing their jobs right after. This long-form piece will provide an in-depth look at what’s going on in these studios and how people are being mistreated and taken advantage of, using recent movies such as Cats and Sonic The Hedgehog as examples.