In 1918, when I was 6 or 7 years old, radio was just coming into use in the Great War.
I started reading when I was about three, a little over three.
The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he’s asleep.
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.
I’m still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.
Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities.
Each character represented a trait that resides in me.
Well, directing is doing the key drawings, not the key animation, mind you.
Mark Twain’s Roughing It is a book that many people don’t know about, but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.
I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation.
There’s only one test of a great children’s book, or a great children’s film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children’s film, or a great children’s book.
Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.
Painting does what we cannot do – it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.
Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
The only thing an adult can give a child is time.