Your Project has over 15,800 articles associated with it. How does the Project keep all these up to standard, and what are its biggest challenges?
Jj98: Our biggest challenge is that fans of animated series and films who come to Wikipedia, whose intimate knowledge of certain subjects are critically important and welcome, tend to treat articles as fan sites, filling them with minutiae and fictography of interest only to hardcore fans and not the general public. The goal is to acquire some of the inactive animation-related WikiProjects and convert them into work groups of WikiProject Animation, including WikiProject Cartoon Network, which was started back in 2007 by Driveus [which] I've converted into a work group after it went inactive back in 2008 and had one Mfd in March, along with the Style recommendations, including Adult Swim, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Ben 10 task forces which I also converted into work groups as well. WP:TOON was originally a shortcut for WikiProject Cartoon Network, is now a shortcut for our Project. Also, I've converted WikiProject American Animation into American animation work group, which has 4,540 articles. It was started back in 2006 by FuriousFreddy, before I converted it into a work group in November 2010. I am going to possibly convert WikiProject The Simpsons, WikiProject Futurama, WikiProject South Park, WikiProject Family Guy, WikiProject Machinima (although it had been very inactive and had attempts to make into a task force of WikiProject Video games), SpongeBob SquarePants task force and Avatar: The Last Airbender task force into work groups of WikiProject Animation in near future if the Project has been overlapped with our Project and [has] low activity. The problem with the Project is keeping it active like WikiProject Anime and manga and WikiProject United States. Many of the editors who are blocked and no longer working around any animation articles on Wikipedia are moved to the inactive list. Sadly, our founder, Klingoncowboy4 is no longer active since I've revamped the Project.
WikiProject Animation has a very respectable number of Featured content, and 477 Good articles. How did your Project achieve this and how can other Projects work toward this?
Jj98: We do have a nucleus of editors who are responsibly editing some animation-related articles that have achieved Good article and Featured article like Phineas and Ferb, which had been listed as a Good article since 2009, and Joseph Barbera was promoted to a Featured article back in 2008. Our goal is to reduce any fan site mentality that will reduce the fatigue of any current editors. Our Project is intended to model after WikiProject Film, WikiProject United States, WikiProject Military history, WikiProject Comics and WikiProject Anime and manga. The Project has medium activity, like WikiProject Anime and manga, which is a very active Project.
What are the most pressing needs for WikiProject Animation? How can a new contributor help today?
Jj98: The former, to reduce any fancruft, ORs, copyvios and in-universe information that's been creeping around the articles. We have our own Manual of Style guidelines to guide editors who work on animation articles. In the future, I will propose a new official Manual of Style guideline for animation-related articles, similar to anime and manga, film, comics, television and fiction guidelines.