The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films, then read the screenplays for them afterwards.
You can be moved by an animated film and not by a live action film. There could be great inspiration in and humanity in that animated story.
I love animated movies in general. I like making them.
If there's a Disney animated feature based in Hawaii, I knew I had to be part of it. I'm very proud to be from Hawaii. There was no question the role was mine.
This is a Disney animated feature; it's eternal, it's history. What's there to think about'
What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature obviously it takes a whole team of people, and Zippy is my work. I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.
Doing voices in animated movies has been one of my dreams. You get to go and act, and you don't have to put on makeup.
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.
Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs.
As an actor, I always wondered what it would be like to watch an animated character with your voice behind it and see if it seems seamless or if it seems like your voice is isolated from the animation.
We've rewritten entire scenes and had them animated twelve hours before the show goes on the air. It's not fun.
I'd love to do a PG-13 animated adventure. It would be great.
There is a sense that animated movies are suddenly a genre. I just don't believe they are; it's a technique to tell a story.
Animated films are so precisely engineered - right down to forming lines of dialogue with words pulled from several different takes - how do you translate that spontaneity from the live-action to the digital realm?
Mainstream animated movies are dumbed-down and sanitised: they make the world in their own image rather than exploring the limitless possibilities that are out there.
I don't think I would want to do an animated movie because I've already made so many hours of animation that what's the point? I'd want something new and weird to challenge me in a different way.
I love comedy, but I actually do prefer drama because I am already animated as a human being.
On an animated television series, you pretty much read the script as written. Whereas on an animated feature, you'll sometimes record the same scene multiple times over the course of a year as the filmmakers continue to tweak that part of the movie.
My imagination was really hyperactive as a child and animated. I had those elements, but as you live and go through the hardships, it fades. 'Pete's Dragon' reawakened that. It rekindled the feeling of the invisible dragon.
There's a lot of possibility in the 'Pacific Rim' universe for additional stories to be told, whether that's additional graphic novels or animated series or video games or movie sequels.