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Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler.
by Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

Most of the animated films I watched,
the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music,
the hand actions, the sighs.
- Ralph Bakshi

As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings -
not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.
- Ralph Bakshi

Film has to describe and show.
- Ralph Bakshi

 

Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money.
I have to eat.
- Ralph Bakshi

I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings.
I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights.
- Ralph Bakshi

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

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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.
- Ralph Bakshi

I draw what I feel, which is no more than doing my job.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started,
saying that outrageous adult animation works.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

They say I'm a revolutionary, but they're all wrong.
- Ralph Bakshi

My good films were independent and my bad films were not.
- Ralph Bakshi

Lord of the Rings made me realize that I'm not interested
in doing anyone else's work.
- Ralph Bakshi

You can't second-guess yourself as a filmmaker.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

I miss animation very passionately.
Not continuously, but every once in a while I would die to do another film.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

I am not interested in slickness for the sake of slickness.
- Ralph Bakshi

What's most important in animation is the emotions
and the ideas being portrayed.
I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.
- Ralph Bakshi

Animation is tremendously resilient.
Animation will recover, as art always recovers.
There's always cycles of good art.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

My movies continue to be found and be sold because
there's something going on in them.
- Ralph Bakshi

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

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

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.
- Ralph Bakshi

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

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

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

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

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

There is such amazing talent at Disney.
My job is 100% creative, and I am very excited to creatively lead them.
- John Lasseter

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

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

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney.
They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing-
but even they wavered.
- Don Bluth

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 my great hero.
- Stanislav Grof

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

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

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

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

What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star.
But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.
- Joseph Barbera

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

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

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney

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

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

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

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

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

I couldn't have been happier with the relationship we had with Disney,
it couldn't have been easier.
- Joel Coen

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

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

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

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

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

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned
something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
- Walt Disney

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

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

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

Disney is thrilling and informative and important and beautiful and suspect.
Butts was a detail I observed later and definitely ties in.
I suppose I was programmed, yeah.
- Mark Morris

I'm a lifelong Disney nut.
- Leonard Maltin

Disney was a family film studio.
I was supposed to be their young, leading man.
After they found out I was involved with someone,
that was the end of Disney.
- Tommy Kirk


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