Quotations on Disney

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I signed on with Disney to star and choreograph an original film.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Disney, Film)

If DreamWorks and Disney need that name to sell the cartoon and get people in the seats, that's what they need. It's not fair, but there's plenty of other work for us to do.
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Keywords: Work, People, Disney, Name)

Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Idea, Disney, Fortune)

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)

Too many of Disney animators, and a lot try to emulate Disney, are trying to hit what they call quality levels. They're boring mannerisms.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Quality, Disney, Trying)

What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Character, Disney, Mouse, Symbol)

Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October.
- Peter Bart
(Keywords: Business, Disney, Entertainment, Intention, October)

The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: Business, Disney, Marketing, Philosophy)

I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you.
- James Cameron
(Keywords: People, Animals, Blame, Disney, Harm)

That's always at the heart and soul of Disney's features, the feeling of a family values.
- Tia Carrere
(Keywords: Family, Soul, Heart, Values, Disney, Feeling)

If there's a Disney animated feature based in Hawaii, I knew I had to be part of it. I'm very proud to be from Hawaii. There was no question the role was mine.
- Tia Carrere
(Keywords: Disney, Question)

Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films. But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market.
- Marc Davis
(Keywords: Money, Banks, Disney, Snow)

His feeling was the name Walt Disney represented all of us. Walt was hanging by his teeth financially and really I think he was for most of his career. Not at all like today.
- Marc Davis
(Keywords: Career, Disney, Feeling, Name, Today)

I think that might have been an element in it, and people have asked me that very thing. Remember, Disney is the majority shareholder, but it is not an operating division of Disney.
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Keywords: People, Disney, Majority)

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Success, Dream, Disney, Land)

I'm saddened to see that some have been misled into believing that Mr. Disney was something other than a kind, caring man.
- Annette Funicello
(Keywords: Caring, Disney, Man)

Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting.
- Annette Funicello
(Keywords: Impression, Being, Disney, Now)

Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for great stories to bring to life on film.
- Annette Funicello
(Keywords: Life, Disney, Film, Scouting)

Pixar is going in the direction of the early Disney. And it's also corporate, where they have four or five projects in the works. I don't want to get into that subject.
- Joe Grant
(Keywords: Corporate, Direction, Disney, Projects, Want)

For instance, some early ideas for Florida were done only recently. The idea of a little village was there from the beginning and now we have this "Celebration" village. Same thing for the Disney Institute. Walt talked about this idea in the very first.
- John Hench
(Keywords: Idea, Ideas, Beginning, Disney, First, Now)

Disney's something to be a little alarmed about. It's not just a little theme park anymore. It's now an ethic and outlook and strategy that goes way beyond central Florida.
- Carl Hiaasen
(Keywords: Strategy, Disney, Now)

Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Keywords: Actor, Disney, Tears)

I want to play a Disney villainess so badly.
- Kristen Johnston
(Keywords: Disney, Play, Want)

Disney was not a good animator, he didn't draw well at all, but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Idea, Disney, Man, Writer)

One thing I always heard from the begining when I talked about this being a movie - was that the rule is that animated movies don't work unless they're Disney movies for kids. Unless they're family movies.
- Mike Judge
(Keywords: Family, Movies, Work, Being, Disney, Kids)

Disney was a family film studio. I was supposed to be their young, leading man. After they found out I was involved with someone, that was the end of Disney.
- Tommy Kirk
(Keywords: Family, Disney, End, Film, Leading, Man)

When I was about 17 or 18, I finally admitted to myself that I wasn't going to change. I didn't know what the consequences would be, but I had the definite feeling that it was going to wreck my Disney career.
- Tommy Kirk
(Keywords: Change, Career, Consequences, Disney, Feeling)

I've got Disney blood running through my veins.
- John Lasseter
(Keywords: Blood, Disney, Running)

I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
- John Lasseter
(Keywords: Disney, Joy)

There is such amazing talent at Disney. My job is 100% creative, and I am very excited to creatively lead them.
- John Lasseter
(Keywords: Talent, Disney, Job)

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)

I also love Disney, and will defend doing so, because there's so much in those films and I don't care if it's stereotyped.
- Tanith Lee
(Keywords: Love, Care, Disney, Will)

There is a relationship between cartooning and people like Mir= and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist, but it definitely is related even in the early Disney.
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Keywords: People, Disney, May)

Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.
- James MacArthur
(Keywords: Disney, Sadness)

The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd.
- Leonard Maltin
(Keywords: Disney, Film)

I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
- Leonard Maltin
(Keywords: Disney, Fortune, Memories)

I have a 6-year-old, and his thing is to turn on Radio Disney in the car, and I get such an allergic reaction to listening to that music and the context into which it falls. I'm really working on him about that.
- Aimee Mann
(Keywords: Music, Car, Disney, Listening)

Well let's see; I'm not obsessed with... I like Walt Disney except that you know, except for the horrible fascism. I love the art of it. I like a lot of things I don't agree with and that's one of them.
- Mark Morris
(Keywords: Art, Love, Disney, Fascism)

Just about every actor wants to be a Disney cartoon voice at some point.
- Randy Quaid
(Keywords: Actor, Disney, Voice)

I will be doing a film called Whispers, for Disney. It's about elephants, and doesn't have any people in it. It will be a live action film - I don't know how much I can say about it, since I still don't know too much about it.
- Trevor Rabin
(Keywords: People, Action, Disney, Film, Will)

Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there.
- Kevin Richardson
(Keywords: Disney, Entertainment, World)

Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
- Tim Robbins
(Keywords: Disney, Freedom, Grave, Man, Now, Right)

When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.
- Al Roker
(Keywords: Dad, Mother, Disney, First, Gifts, Kids, Will)

I think I'm going to put together a compilation under Disney's name of my songs that I've done for them - because I've done six or seven by now! The latest was for the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack. So that's the next thing that's coming out.
- Christy Romano
(Keywords: Diaries, Disney, Name, Songs)

Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise.
- John Ralston Saul
(Keywords: Disney, Paradise, Promise, Years)

I mean when I was working shall we say with Disney, you know they sent me the script for the film Hercules and I had to imagine what all the characters looked like. And to develop those characters, so nothing exists visually when I get the script.
- Gerald Scarfe
(Keywords: Disney, Film, Nothing)

I just recently did a film with Disney, and they put the drawings straight on the computer. And it's all painted on the computer now and not by hand anymore.
- Gerald Scarfe
(Keywords: Computer, Disney, Film, Now)

Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so... But I have no regrets, man. It's just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he'll bring me through this.
- Ike Turner
(Keywords: God, Disney, Drugs, Light, Man)

My kids enjoy the Disney program, Lizzy McGuire.
- Sela Ward
(Keywords: Disney, Kids)

We've been able to access deals that under our former relationship with Disney - with tax advantages and strategic partners - that we just weren't able to do.
- Harvey Weinstein
(Keywords: Deals, Disney, Tax)



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