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A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up.
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Audiences deserve better.
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Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature ever nominated for best picture.
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Bob Zemeckis, who has been cutting edge, is the guy who made Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which was pretty revolutionary in its technology in its day.
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Do you want to stay cooped up in your house or your apartment all of the time? Nobody does.
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Dumbo... makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo.
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Everyone in Hollywood loves edgy things.
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Everyone is looking for the sure thing. They are looking to hedge their bet. They think the way to do that is to go with a proven quantity, a remake of something you have already seen. That is their mindset.
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Family is what Christmas is about.
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Hollywood executives believe that money is both the be-all and end-all to the moviemaking process.
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Hollywood is scratching its collective head right now. People just weren't going to the movies. A lot of people were asking why.
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Hollywood is so used to sort of buying an audience.
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I actually found a book I had when I was a kid, a collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales my parents bought me decades ago.
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I am writing a special now for Turner Classic movies on shorts.
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I could probably spend a good part of the year jetting around the globe attending film festivals, but the hard truth of having to make a living precludes that possibility.
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I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
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I like Bridget Jones Diary, but did I walk out of that theater saying, I really want a squeal? No.
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I recently participated in the 20th annual Last Remaining Seats program. This event brings thousands to the Broadway Theater District, which used to be the main shopping and entertainment district for the city.
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I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries.
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I think audiences are looking for something emotional to connect to.
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I think people in Hollywood are afraid of sentiment because they think audiences will reject it.
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I think Political Correctness has gone a bit overboard and I certainly have no wish to hurt or offend anybody, but I think everything is a matter of degree.
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I think quality often breaks the rules. That's what happened with these animated films. Quality is making the difference.
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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.
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I think there's an underlying continuity at Disney, but the new filmmakers are going off in their own direction as they should.
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I was brainwashed at a very early age.
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I wrote a history of animated cartoons.
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I'll keep doing this as long as they'll let me. It's as simple as that.
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I'm a lifelong Disney nut.
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I'm always thinking about what I would like to see.
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I've always thought The Story of Robin Hood was an underrated film and deserved more attention.
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I've been pretty lucky. You can call me a Pollyanna, but I have been pretty lucky.
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If I were less than honest as a critic, I think people would spot that right away, and it would destroy my credibility.
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If you look back about 60 years, how many prominent Christmas movies have there been that we're thinking about today? From the '60s, draws a blank.
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IMDB is a great reference, but it has its limitations. It is handy.
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In recent years, their theory has been if you throw enough money at it, people will come, and it isn't happening.
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It all starts with Mickey, he's the cornerstone.
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It occurred to me that some of my favorite Disney films weren't available on video, and DVD offered even great possibility for mining the vault, and I made that proposal.
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Look what he tried to do with Fantasia. And that was over 60 years ago. I think he'd be surprised that there haven't been further strides somehow. I don't just mean in his studio, I think in general.
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Los Angeles has the greatest concentration of surviving movie palaces in the United States, yet most residents have never been inside one of them.
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Lots of people say it's no fun to go to the movies any more. If you're turning off your own customer base, you have no one but yourself to blame.
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Mainstream movies cost so much money to make and so much more to market.
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Meeting with those veteran cameraman was a wonderful learning process for me, so that was very exciting.
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Millions of people are watching The Simpsons, The Family Guy, and countless other traditionally animated shows on television. So it's not as if it's dead.
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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.
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Music is a passion of mine; I love jazz, the big band era, and the mainstream pop music that grew out of that period.
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NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise.
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No one ever wants to talk about the dirty little secret, which is that moves cost too much.
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Nobody goes 5-5 in Hollywood terms. There's reason for it. They are very gifted, passionately dedicated people.
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People are buying complete season packages of all sorts of shows.
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People do go to the movies 52 weeks a year. It has never been that seasonal a business.
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People make many suggestions about other kinds of companion volumes, but to tell the truth, life is too short and I cannot do it. I do not want to sound like I am whining or complaining, because of the book has been very good to me and I am addicted to it by now, but it is a lot of work.
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People still like to go out now and then, even people who normally don't go out that much. Movie-going is a social experience.
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Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based film.
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Quality survives.
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Response from readers has been very rewarding.
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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.
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So many films are out of circulation, and some have been rescued in recent years.
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Some classic, some little known films... have gotten very little exposure in recent years.
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Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today.
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The Academy has now created a special category for animated films. They never had one.
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The beautiful Wiltern Theater at the corner of Wilshire and Western is now a concert venue.
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The day Walt Disney died I was very upset.
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The goal of the book has always been to be a guide to films that you can watch at home. Originally it was on a conventional commercial TV and cable television and then we had home video.
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The highest compliment I ever had was a couple of working cinematographers telling me that was one of the first books they read on the subject and it got them interested in the field. Who could be paid a higher compliment than that?
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The international movie data base is very good, I am on it. They license my book.
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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.
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The Mickey Mouse Club, of course, was a daily show. So, it does amass a lot of material.
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The newest repackaging of Guys and Dolls includes interviews with more sons and daughters of the original creators.
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The thing about my Disney stuff is it doesn't have to be old. It just has to appeal to me.
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The very first movie image I ever remember ever seeing is Snow White being taken off into the sunset by Prince Charming.
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Theater owners don't do a good enough job of putting on a good show.
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There are no variety shows on television any more.
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There is a Laserdisc set of Mickey in Black and white. Even though Laserdisc never reached as big an audience as DVD is, for the first one out I wanted to do one that hasn't been done before.
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They underestimate the audience. They sell their own audience short.
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Think about how tough it is for anyone to act in another language and still perform up to your capability.
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Timing in life is everything.
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To be really honest, mostly these folks are on their best behavior when they're doing an interview. We're not really seeing them under pressure or with their hair down.
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Walt was a Futurist. Walt was a visionary. There was no one more forward thinking person than Walt.
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Walt was so smart. He understood that if you made a film just for kids, he would limit his own audience, whereas if he made it something that kids and their parents could both enjoy, he'd ensure a much wider audience.
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Walt was such a visionary. You could trip yourself up trying to second guess what he would have done. He was always ahead of everybody.
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We try to define it as things Walt Disney himself produced. But down the road, anything's possible.
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When I came on the scene and got my foot in the door with publishers and being able to write a I got to write books on subjects that no one else had written about, that was a really a privilege.
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When I set out to write the book I sold the idea to a publisher and I realized I had to watch every Disney film fresh. I couldn't rely on my memory. I had to watch it fresh with an eye towards writing an essay on each one. And I also decided that I had to watch them in chronological order.
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When they finally have a good movie, they don't even know what to do with it any more. There's a real disconnect in Hollywood between the people who make the films and the people who actually go and see a good movie.
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When Tim Allen made The Santa Clause, I thought that was a delightful film. It took a modern sensibility but layered onto it a kind of sentiment.
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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.
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Leonard Maltin Events

Los Angeles premiere of 'Midnight In Paris' held at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Arrivals

2011-05-18

World premiere of 'The Kennedys' at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater

2011-03-28

The 63rd National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street - Arrivals

2011-01-11

The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles Presents 'Accessories For Success' Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show

2010-04-27

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