Recently I acquired a 16mm print of a 1986 short film (it's about 2 minutes long) called Snookles. Snookles was animated by Juliet Stroud as a college project for the California Institute of the Arts.
The film has been compared to Bambi Meets Godzilla and it's easy to see why: what starts out as heartwarming goes very, very wrong in the end. At the time this was pretty edgy and stood out. 24 years after Snookles was made it doesn't seem much, but it made an impact among the indie-animation groups back in the eighties and early nineties.
Unlike most CalArts student films (which are often glorified pencil tests) this one was actually inked-and-painted and was shown among film festivals for years. In 1991 it was broadcast on television as part of MTV's Liquid Television. It also showed up on some animation VHS and DVD releases, whether its official or bootleg.
Some people asked whatever happened to Juliet Stroud after graduating from CalArts. A quick look at the imdb shows that she currently works at Disney on their feature films (including the Princess and the Frog). In July I'm meeting with one of the former Disney animators in person, so maybe I'll ask and see if he remembers her.