If you look at a lot of animated movies, they don’t pay attention to how things move through space.
If you move something 10 pounds through space and then stop suddenly, there’s a little overshoot. When you transfer weight from one leg to another, there’s a certain way that it happens.
I have three kids and a wife, and any moments that aren’t dedicated to working on this film in some way, or family, are immediately reserved for sleep.
I think if you have a really big, heavy person, there’s a feeling of an invisible puppeteer jerking them around in space. They don’t feel like they are moving themselves.
If there are similarities, it’s simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I’d be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more.
Look, it’s a mainstream animated movie, and how often are those considered thought provoking? It’s meant to be a great time at the theater, but it’s also designed to work on more than one level.
Well what’s funny is, again, people say they believed what was going on, but again, Bob’s hands are about three times bigger than his feet. So these are very caricatured.
I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies, to a certain extent.
I think it’s the most extraordinary studio around. I would love to do my next project with Pixar.
That’s not the part of the story that I’m interested in, anyway. The part that I’m interested in is all the personal stuff. I tried to base the powers on family archetypes.
We make films that we ourselves would want to see and then hope that other people would want to see it. If you try to analyze audiences or think there’s some sophisticated recipe for success, then I think you are doomed. You’re making it too complicated.
But I don’t just see the movie when I see the movie, I see all the great people who worked on it and all their hard work, because they could not have worked any harder.
Every time I started going in the direction of thinking how it might turn out, I started to just turn my brain around and not go there, because I think the surest way to guarantee that you won’t win is to assume that you will.
I had about the biggest, longest wish list anyone could have, and 99 percent of what I wanted to get on the screen we got on the screen within our schedule and within our budget and within our resources.
Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats.