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A lot of the Japanese films are very well made. Of course, their subject matter tends to interest me more.
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After Coonskin, the industry caught up to me. I didn't want to deal with children anymore. They wanted me to do things like Lord of the Rings.
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All the old great companies were run by guys who knew what an animator meant, and guys who knew how to draw. All the companies today are run by executives.
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All these animated films that are being made will eventually start to crash. They will start to eat on each other, and some kid's going to come in with Heavy Traffic 2 and take it all.
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Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art.
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As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.
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As far as the movie end of it goes, I feel very associated with it, because I was the guy who went after the rights.
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Cartoon crudeness should follow up with emotion. That's what I prefer.
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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.
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Corporate structures try to talk down to children, but they're all run by people who don't know what an animator is. An animator is a very special guy-he's not a machine.
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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.
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Everyone thinks today that they would have understood Fritz the Cat in its day, and they would have made the cartoon. There's no way these people I talk to would have ever bought Fritz the Cat!
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Everyone's terrified of even letting me near them.
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Film has to describe and show.
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I am not interested in slickness for the sake of slickness.
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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.
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I draw what I feel, which is no more than doing my job.
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I had the X rating on my films. Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat.
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I just gave it the best shot I could, and if I did anything, I think I established some of the character design to look the way Tolkien might have liked them. His daughter certainly loved the way I designed the film.
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I loved my animation company. I kept the same guys in their seats. We became very good friends.
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I miss animation very passionately. Not continuously, but every once in a while I would die to do another film.
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I saw a lot of bad ones I don't want to bring up, like Sinbad and the horse picture.
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I started to get giddy on Fritz the Cat, when I suddenly was able to get a pig that was a cop, and this particular other pig was Jewish, and I thought, Oh my God! A Jewish pig? These were major steps forward.
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I think it's impossible to do Tolkien. It's impossible to get the brilliance of what he wrote about - just the medium, the book, the novel gives you other areas of imagination (that) film can't allow.
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I think Star Wars is the world's greatest movie, but I wish he had done it at another studio at another time.
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I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings. I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights.
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I was doing the future of animation and even live action.
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I was the guy that went to England and spoke to Tolkien's daughter and Tolkien's son at that time about my intentions for the film.
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I wasn't asked for the rights to do it, no one's ever spoken to me about it. I'm kind of stunned that they are doing it. Certainly I'm wishing them all the luck in the world on a visual level.
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I went to Paramount because I wanted protection. Directing a picture and being responsible for whether there was toilet paper in the bathroom was too much for me.
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I wore two hats. I eventually quit the business because of it, so I wasn't swept away to that great a degree.
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I would like to have the original ending to my Lord of the Rings instead of the one they released. In my original cut I had the victory at Helm's Deep as the final sequence.
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I'm going to go jump off a bridge. I don't know why everything I did has to be released. I never thought I would have to see this stuff again.
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I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works.
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I'm more interested in doing the best I can to tell a story.
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I'm not for an instant, I'm not sitting here for a moment saying my film was good or great or worthy of Tolkien. I've never said that.
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I'm not tough to get along with, but I did fight for my rights at a certain point.
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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.
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If Charlie Parker or Miles Davis or Max Fleischer or Paul Terry ever walked into my office, I would say, Find a room, do whatever you want.
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In Cool World, with the producer and Paramount watching me carefully to make sure I was in good taste, I instinctively poured stuff into the picture that I wanted to talk about. But when you force stuff, it's not really very clear.
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It never started with a lightbulb. It started very slowly. I found it hard watching animated cartoons. It bored me. I was bored, unhappy, and miserable.
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Katzenberg and those guys make the world's worst pictures, and when the pictures don't work, like horses trying to eat apples off of trees and talking, they blame the technique!
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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.
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Look at Sin City, my God. Also, Homer Simpson looks like a lot like Michael's dad from Heavy Traffic. It's the same character design and attitude.
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Look what Disney's done to their animation department. There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!
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Lord of the Rings made me realize that I'm not interested in doing anyone else's work.
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Milton Knight is probably the purest artist of that style in the business. He has a hard time because studios think he is old fashioned... but that's the point.
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Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs.
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My deal with Fox is, I produce and I direct and it's a Bakshi Production.
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My good films were independent and my bad films were not.
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My movies continue to be found and be sold because there's something going on in them.
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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.
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Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money. I have to eat.
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Rappers love Coonskin because it's pretty much early rap with the poems and attitude.
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Sweetheart, I'm the biggest ripped-off cartoonist in the history of the world, and that's all I'm going to say.
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The fish picture, Little Nemo, I thought was very well done, and a good use of computer animation. I thought that story was OK. It was good for a family film.
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The original concept, way back when I sold the film was that a live action cartoonist would go to bed with a cartoon woman in the cartoon world.
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The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.
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There are so many different versions of my films because of various cuts by studios.
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There's a lot to discuss about technology, its misuse, greed.
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These people at the studios were brought up on Disney films so they had this tremendous love for Disney.
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They say I'm a revolutionary, but they're all wrong.
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Tolkien was one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time. But the amount of effort and time that I put into it burnt me out. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. It took more out of me then I got back.
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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.
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What makes this all possible is computers. We're not using it like Pixar does; it's classic animation, but the computer does backgrounds and editing.
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What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.
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When I had my own company on Traffic and Coonskin, all metaphors were able to get to the screen clearly.
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Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards.
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You can't second-guess yourself as a filmmaker.
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You look at drawings of Bugs Bunny in different colors that Virgil Ross did... animation is an amazing art form.
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