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Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow
by Marc Davis

Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow
White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films.
But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market.
- Marc Davis

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project,
when I was trying to find a direction for myself.
That was the early sixties...
maybe 61 or 62.
- Marc Davis

The first professional training I received of any kind
was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City,
Missouri.
I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer.
- Marc Davis

 

I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there,
so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood,
and they promised me work and so on.
- Marc Davis

His feeling was the name Walt Disney represented all of us.
Walt was hanging by his teeth financially and really
I think he was for most of his career.
Not at all like today.
- Marc Davis

What we were in on, really, was the invention of animation.
- Marc Davis

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Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor
who is not limited by the body,
only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.
- Marc Davis

Animation had been done before, but stories were never told.
- Marc Davis

Later, my father died up in Marysville.
So, my mother and I got in the car and came down to Hollywood.
- Marc Davis

It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although
I had originally come to the studio with the idea that
what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.
- Marc Davis

I joined Walt Disney, went to work, December 2nd 1935,
so obviously, I'm not too young!
- Marc Davis

Before I got through high school I had attended 22 different schools.
In the time before I was well acquainted with the latest school,
I would amuse myself by drawing and found that I was pretty good at it.
- Marc Davis

There is something I feel when I animate something;
you can never really understand the character you're
animating unless you've had the opportunity to turn it around.
Once you've done that, you know it is a three-dimensional object.
- Marc Davis

Yes, the first job I had at the studio was Snow White.
I don't like the term particularly, but I got stuck
with the human characters.
They just didn't have that many people who could draw humans.
- Marc Davis

Throughout my career, when I was finished with the
drawing for one film I would go up to the story department
and help develop sequences.
Sometimes these were for scenes that I would animate later on.
- Marc Davis

At that time, the people that were in the animated
film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists.
In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil.
- Marc Davis

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Walt Disney

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

I look like Walt Disney just threw up.
- Ryan Stiles

Never, never did I think I would be in a Disney movie.
- Kristin Davis

I'm saddened to see that some have been misled into
believing that Mr. Disney was something other than a kind,
caring man.
- Annette Funicello

Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe
Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead
and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
- Tim Robbins

I also love Disney, and will defend doing so,
because there's so much in those films and I don't
care if it's stereotyped.
- Tanith Lee

I signed on with Disney to star and choreograph an original film.
- Paula Abdul

I'm a lifelong Disney nut.
- Leonard Maltin

Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for
great stories to bring to life on film.
- Annette Funicello

If DreamWorks and Disney need that name to sell the
cartoon and get people in the seats,
that's what they need.
It's not fair, but there's plenty of other work for us to do.
- Carlos Alazraqui

Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had
no intention of leaving the entertainment business
once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October.
- Peter Bart

Disney's something to be a little alarmed about.
It's not just a little theme park anymore.
It's now an ethic and outlook and strategy that goes
way beyond central Florida.
- Carl Hiaasen

The cool part about working for Disney is that they've
allowed me to be a change agent.
- Christy Romano

Just about every actor wants to be a Disney cartoon voice at some point.
- Randy Quaid

Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney.
Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx,
delivered on his promise.
- John Ralston Saul

Disney was not a good animator, he didn't draw well at all,
but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer.
- Chuck Jones

Look what Disney's done to their animation department.
There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!
- Ralph Bakshi

We really believe that Walt Disney is a very able company
with great depth and a great set of franchises.
- Robert Iger

Disney has the best casting.
If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I just recently did a film with Disney,
and they put the drawings straight on the computer.
And it's all painted on the computer now and not by hand anymore.
- Gerald Scarfe

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney

Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside.
- Annette Funicello

I got into a fight with Walt Disney:
I always pick the wrong people to fight with.
- Frank Tashlin

Pixar is going in the direction of the early Disney.
And it's also corporate, where they have four or five projects in the works.
I don't want to get into that subject.
- Joe Grant

Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney,
homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
- Yeardley Smith

I wanted to be a part of the Disney history.
- Tia Carrere

I do what I do because of Walt Disney -
his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
- John Lasseter

What can we say about a marketing culture that so openly
feeds and colludes with obsession? The Disney empire
has developed this to an unprecedented degree of professionalism.
- Rowan Williams

I just think that things should be allowed to run their course,
and not turned into a Disney ride.
- Fiona Shaw

My kids enjoy the Disney program, Lizzy McGuire.
- Sela Ward

I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person,
a kid at heart.
- Annette Funicello

Someone at Disney heard one of the records and called
me in to do the sounds of Lucifer the Cat in Cinderella.
- June Foray

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.
- Tia Carrere

I'd love to have the opportunity to sing in a Disney movie.
- Moira Kelly

There is a relationship between cartooning and people
like Mir= and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist,
but it definitely is related even in the early Disney.
- Roy Lichtenstein

I've got Disney blood running through my veins.
- John Lasseter

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity.
You had a strong impression of being at the center
of something very exciting.
- Annette Funicello

This is a Disney animated feature; it's eternal,
it's history.
What's there to think about'
- Tia Carrere

That's always at the heart and soul of Disney's features,
the feeling of a family values.
- Tia Carrere

Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because
Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there.
- Kevin Richardson

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.
- James MacArthur

My daughter is one of the associate producers on two shows for Disney.
I am really proud of her.
- Mary Ann Mobley

After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made.
- Tommy Kirk

Walt Disney was my great hero.
- Stanislav Grof

I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee.
Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
- Leonard Maltin

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney


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