Andrea Romano, one of the most influential figures in the modern animation industry, has announced her retirement.
Romano directed the voice recordings for over 40 animated shows, over 50 movies and over 20 video games. Her resume includes the grand majority of quality cartoons made in the last thirty years, beginning with DuckTales and leading through Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Teen Titans, 23 DC Original Movies and, most recently, Voltron: Legendary Defender.
“I shall miss so many aspects of this industry – particularly the people I’ve worked alongside, and all the fun that happens on both side of the glass. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my sincere gratitude to every actor, producer, director, engineer and colleague that has helped make this run so incredible,” Romano said in a statement.
Last year Romano announced she would be stepping down in the near future, but she has decided to move up her retirement date due to going blind in one eye. “Doing this job, working with all these wonderful people, has been my ultimate blessing. I couldn’t have hoped to spend the past three decades with a better group. I’ve truly been the luckiest person on Earth,” Romano said.
Is this truly the end? Note quite….Romano vows we haven’t seen the last of her. She says she will continue to work in the animation industry on a less active role.