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.
So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team.
The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.
The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films, then read the screenplays for them afterwards.
The days when you needed amazing Silicon Graphics machines to run animation software are gone now.
My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups.
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.
Ricardo Montalban is to improvisational acting what Mount Rushmore is to animation.
My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.
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.
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.
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.
What I love most about animation is, its a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Animation did not become the dominant form of childrens television until the 60s.
Where as in animation you have to kind of do a series of drawings in between to complete the movement.
Whats most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. Im a great believer of energy and emotion.
Youve got to be able to make animation for much less... Less is not the studios way.
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.
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.
When the Zippy movie first started being talked about very rarely would people actually say animation to me, because I would never consider it.
Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you cant create it if you dont have one.