I've been trying to convince a couple guys that good animators (namely, Neill Blomkamp for the Halo movie) make good directors, but I've largely been disregarded and every single one of my points has been ignored or belittled with no specific counter examples.
Am I just wasting my time? They're never going to see the light anyways, so why bother? I've put up so many friggin examples of good animators turned directors (Mike Judge, Tim Burton, etc.) that a scholar would do a double take.