I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.
Laughter is America’s most important export.
I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.
Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.
I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.
You can’t just let nature run wild.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon’s unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.
I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters – to make them personalities.
We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.