Dell is to a degree in the penalty box because expectations and probable results have gotten ratcheted down.
The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.
A comedian is not a person who opens a funny door – he’s the person who opens a door funny.
The road is better than the inn.
The whole essence of good drawing – and of good thinking, perhaps – is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.
I’m still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.
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.
An idea has no worth at all without believable characters to implement it; a plot without characters is like a tennis court without players. Daffy Duck is to a Buck Rogers story what John McEnroe was to tennis. Personality. That is the key, the drum, the fife. Forget the plot.
Mark Twain’s Roughing It is a book that many people don’t know about, but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.
If you make a fool of yourself in front of a cat, he will sneer at you, if you are sober; he will leave the room if you are drunk. If you make a fool of yourself in front a dog, he will make a fool of himself, too.
Animation means to invoke life, not to imitate it.
You’ve got a million bad drawings in you; you better get started.