Are they going on about it on Twitter or just youtube?Man, Twitter really vilified the hell out of that old animator that critiques the new short.
LME Studios comment really sums up the fandom though, they want Greg to be an insincere positive "father" figure, while Greg simply speaks his honest opinion, coming from a different era and all. His observations are interesting too, noting how others question the plot, and the others who wildly praise these new shorts (nothing wrong with liking them but the fans go a bit beyond that).
Heck, he did give "critique", was it the wrong critique? Or was it too blunt for todays generation?
Years ago even claymation was doing the whole "squash and stretch" stuff, or at least variants, be it Gumby, Morph, or Pingu, and in claymation this requires one to create several real physical models, mind you this was all done on a TV budget and what not. Then you had anime which would often use it to get a character to and from in comedy scenes, though its a bit less common today..That studio literally perfected squash-and-stretch for 3D animation and they would use it to full effect for the slapstick, and I hate that it's not used more by anyone. The potential is right there, we have proof of it, but no one's taking advantage of it.
The problem with todays animators is that they love showing off still images, they stick em up on social media for everyone to drool over. No one ever uses a gif to show off their talent.