To sum this up; I found a Cragslist ad that a company that just started was looking for an animation to do a pitch animation for their small company to pitch to PBS for kids with autism.
Client: “We have this great idea to do an animation for a children educational television show for kids with autism so that kids and parents know how to properly deal with the behavior. We need you to do the pitch animation for us to show PBS. Once we get the green light, we want you to start working on six 25 minute episodes. You think you can get some of your friends to help out and do one episode per week?”
Me: “An episode per week?! That’s impossible. I done research how long an animated TV show takes and one episode of Family Guy or The Simpsons takes about 4-6 months.”
Client: “What? No. That’s not right. If it takes them that long to do one episode, they wouldn’t be on air.”
Me: “Well, I’m telling you as an animator, one week is impossible.”
Client: “Well once we get the money, anything is possible.”