The letter is spearheaded by one Dave Pruiksma. His name means nothing to those outside the animation community...but you would recognize his work. His most famous animated performances are none other than Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast. This is a guy who has lived in the heart of Disney and knows what it was like.
There's already some pretty heavy hitting names on the list...from Gary Trousdale (who co directed The Little Mermaid,) to Dave Brewster (psycho crazy good animator for Dreamworks.) This is fascinating. To me anyway but we all know about that.