A previously unpublished Osamu Dezaki interview, brought to light thanks to the 2018 book "Complete Analysis! Osamu Dezaki, the Man who Created the Tomorrow’s Joe Anime"
Director Osamu Dezaki started a revolution at Tokyo Movie in the 70s, according to this 1997 interview on The Adventures of Gamba.
"I went back and forth to America over the span of a few years and designed these characters. But ultimately I got dropped from [Nemo]. It was really quite unfortunate."