I think people in Hollywood are afraid of sentiment because they think audiences will reject it.
I think the people who are making Christmas-themed movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas. There's more of an edge.
If I were less than honest as a critic, I think people would spot that right away, and it would destroy my credibility.
Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today.
Timing in life is everything.
Hollywood executives believe that money is both the be-all and end-all to the moviemaking process.
Dumbo... makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo.
While it was occasionally done here or there, nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it. Jack Warner wasn't on TV. Walt was the boss, but he had a real public profile and he used it to his advantage. And he became a household face.
Los Angeles has the greatest concentration of surviving movie palaces in the United States, yet most residents have never been inside one of them.
Movie theaters still exist in spite of all of the alternatives that are available, video and video-on-demand and DVD and streaming video and all of these things.
Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature ever nominated for best picture.
Shakespeare wrote great plays that we're still watching all these years later. Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still as funny today as they ever were.
Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based 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.