Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money. I have to eat.
Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art.
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.
Sweetheart, I'm the biggest ripped-off cartoonist in the history of the world, and that's all I'm going to say.
I animated 20 years at Terry Toons. It's important to know that animators like pizza and a raise once in a while, and you've got to treat them with love.
My movies continue to be found and be sold because there's something going on in them.
I'm the first to admit that I can't be as good as Tolkien, and a movie can never be as good as Tolkien.
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.
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.
Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs.
Lord of the Rings made me realize that I'm not interested in doing anyone else's work.
I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works.
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.
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.
I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings. I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights.