Quotations on Animation

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Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Art, Animation, Will)

Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Art, Animation, Cartoons)

Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: God, Thought, America, Animation, Children, Country, Disney, Mind)

One of the best animated films I've seen come out of Disney was the Tarzan movie. I wasn't crazy about the story or the design on Tarzan's face, but the traditional animation was spectacular.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Design, Animation, Disney)

What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Ideas, Animation, Being, Emotion, Emotions, Energy)

Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Action, Animation, Hell, Jazz, Talking, Will, Writers)

No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Time, Animation, State)

Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can't create it if you don't have one.
- Brad Bird
(Keywords: Life, Animation, Illusion)

When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don't understand animation, things can go awry.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: Business, Animation, Decisions)

I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go, and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying to go where live action is.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: Action, Animation, Trying)

In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren't computer people, and the computer people usually aren't the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: People, Animation, Computer, World)

We go through, I think, six different drafts of each script. And then my shooting it is roughly, you know, fifteen percent of the total work that gets done on a show. Then it's all post-production animation after that.
- Steve Burns
(Keywords: Work, Animation, Post)

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
- Richard Burton
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Animation, Ivy)

Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for a long time and now they can do it. They got animation. NO more actor, although for now they still have to borrow a voice or two. Anyway, I find it abhorrent.
- James Coburn
(Keywords: Time, Actor, Animation, Now, Trying, Voice)

I love doing the voice of Batman because of the quality of the animation. The music is particularly incredible. Another bonus is getting the opportunity to work with some very respected actors who do not usually do voice work.
- Kevin Conroy
(Keywords: Love, Music, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Actors, Animation, Voice)

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.
- Walt Disney
(Keywords: Animals, Animation, Job, Language)

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.
- Walt Disney
(Keywords: People, Animation, Entertainment, Information, Pleasure, World)

When The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. It's hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time.
- Matt Groening
(Keywords: Time, Animation, First, Nothing)

You don't have a face to work with, so your voice has to do all the work until you see the animation. So, a lot of it I had to pull back because it was too big.
- Sean Hayes
(Keywords: Work, Animation, Voice)

Animation is the only thing I ever wanted to do in my whole life. I have no desire for live-action or anything else.
- John Lasseter
(Keywords: Life, Animation, Desire)

Rose was sexy. It was my fantasy about her. She accomplished so much and came from so little in terms of a background that would have prepared her for the world, let alone the world of entertainment.
- John Lasseter
(Keywords: Mother, Animation, Baby, Computer, Film, Novelty)

Walt Disney had always tried to get more dimension in his animation and when I saw these tapes, I thought, This is it! This is what Walt was waiting for! But when I looked around, nobody at the studio at the time was even halfway interested in it.
- John Lasseter
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Animation, Disney, Waiting)

The success of The Simpsons really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn't necessarily have to be working in kids' television.
- Seth MacFarlane
(Keywords: Success, Animation, Kids, Television)

Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based film.
- Leonard Maltin
(Keywords: Technology, Animation, Film)

Well, for one thing, the executives in charge at Cartoon Network are cartoon fans. I mean, these are people who grew up loving animation and loving cartoons, and the only difference between them and me is they don't know how to draw.
- Craig McCracken
(Keywords: People, Animation, Cartoons, Difference, Fans, Network)

I am an animator. I feel like I'm the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I'm rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.
- Hayao Miyazaki
(Keywords: Work, Manager, Boss, Animation, Cinema, Spirit)

When an executive walked on our floor, it was at their own risk. As far as what others thought of working for me, I know I was very tough at times, and would storm down the hall after watching some bad animation from Korea. But overall, I feel we had a good time.
- Joe Murray
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Animation, Risk)

But probably for the last ten years or so, I've been fitting in animation work into my other projects.
- Dave Rowntree
(Keywords: Work, Animation, Projects, Years)

And having suffered for part of the war when I was a child. I was too young to really understand what was going on but one of my favorite pieces of animation now is that Goodbye Blue Sky in The Wall because that deals directly with that period in time.
- Gerald Scarfe
(Keywords: Time, War, Animation, Deals, Favorite, Goodbye, Now, Sky)

My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
- Ravi Shankar
(Keywords: Music, Ambition, Animation, Deep, Desire)

I usually have 10 different animation projects going at a time.
- Tara Strong
(Keywords: Time, Animation, Projects)

We always thought the Tom Tom Club could change to anything, but it acquired this image, which was cartoon animation and this real light-hearted dance music.
- Tina Weymouth
(Keywords: Change, Music, Thought, Dance, Animation, Light)









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