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'Cars' is simply near and dear to my heart.
Sunday, for me, is all about being home with the family with no plans.
Computers don't create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist.
You can achieve all the things you want to do, but it's much better to do it with loved ones around you; family and friends, people that you care about that can help you on the way and can celebrate you, and you can enjoy the journey.
I worry about kids today not having time to build a tree house or ride a bike or go fishing. I worry that life is getting faster and faster.
Today, among little girls especially, princesses and the romanticised ideal they represent - finding the man of your dreams - have a limited shelf life.
With science, there is this culture of experimentation, and most of the time, those experiments fail.
Everything I do and everything Pixar does is based on a simple rule: Quality is the best business plan, period.
People who get into animation tend to be kids. We don't have to grow up. But also, animators are great observers, and there's this childlike wonder and interest in the world, the observation of little things that happen in life.
The magic of Disneyland, walking through the tunnel underneath the train station to Main Street, it just transports you to other places and other times.
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A good part of my leadership skills is crafted from learning from experiences early in my career that were not positive experiences.
'Cars' was about Lightning McQueen learning to slow down and to enjoy life. The journey is the reward.
I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
I've got Disney blood running through my veins.
Every movie has three things you have to do - you have to have a compelling story that keeps people on the edge of their seats; you have to populate that story with memorable and appealing characters; and you have to put that story and those characters in a believable world. Those three things are so vitally important.
I loved animation and cartoons, even when it was not cool when you were in high school. I raced home to see the Bugs Bunny cartoons.
Toys are put on this Earth to be played with by a child.
Look at the films of Walt Disney: 'Snow White' came out in February 1938, and I can't think of another film from that year that's watched as much. The same is true of 'Bambi,' 'Dumbo'... even, frankly, 'Toy Story,' which is probably watched more than any other movie of 1995.
I've noticed with my own kids, it seems like they have so much more homework than I did.
I am, by nature, an honest person. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. There is no 'behind closed doors' with me.
My father pulled into Pearl Harbor four days after the bombing, and he said, everything was still burning. He said they never told the public how bad it was. It was really bad.
What I love about Goofy is the flesh on his cheeks. You can almost feel it.
Art challenges technology, but technology inspires the art.
I believe in the nobility of entertaining people and I take great, great pride that people are willing to give me two or three hours of their busy lives.
My brother liked sewing and sculpting and making things, and my sister sewed and painted and cooked and baked. She's a professional baker now and makes the most gorgeous sculpture-like cakes. She's the queen of wedding cakes in the Lake Tahoe area.
The greatest bad guys, you understand where they're coming from. They believe they're doing the right thing. Sometimes it's for greed, sometimes it's for other reasons, but they are what they call the center of good. They always believe they're doing the right thing.
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