Animation Quotes

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

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

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 its all post-production animation after that.

Steve Burns

When the Zippy movie first started being talked about very rarely would people actually say animation to me, because I would never consider it.

Bill Griffith

One of the best animated films Ive seen come out of Disney was the Tarzan movie. I wasnt crazy about the story or the design on Tarzans face, but the traditional animation was spectacular.

Ralph Bakshi

When The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. Its hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time.

Matt Groening

Youve got to be able to make animation for much less... Less is not the studios way.

Don Bluth

Whats most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. Im a great believer of energy and emotion.

Ralph Bakshi

Where as in animation you have to kind of do a series of drawings in between to complete the movement.

Gerald Scarfe

Animation did not become the dominant form of childrens television until the 60s.

Annette Funicello

I am an animator. I feel like Im the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. Im rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.

Hayao Miyazaki

Within the art department of Star Trek I had an illustrator, an animation artist, for computer animation, two graphics artists, two video feed technicians, two set designers, an art director, and a set director and his crew.

Richard D James

I have to say that I dont find South Park very funny. Its not the politics. I always saw it as stoner animation and it just left me cold.

Ted Rall

The success of The Simpsons really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didnt necessarily have to be working in kids television.

Seth Macfarlane

What I love most about animation is, its a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.

Jeffrey Katzenberg

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

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 dont always come.

Ravi Shankar

I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesnt go, and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying to go where live action is.

Don Bluth

My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.

Smedley Butler

Ricardo Montalban is to improvisational acting what Mount Rushmore is to animation.

John Cassavetes

Born of necessity, the little fellow (Mickey Mouse) literally freed us of immediate worry. He provided the means for expanding our organization to its present dimensions and for extending the medium cartoon animation towards new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us.

Walt Disney

My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups.

Smedley Butler

The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines to run animation software are gone now.

Dave Rowntree

The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films, then read the screenplays for them afterwards.

Douglas Wood

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