For me, part of the fascination with making animation is you go to a place; it's a complete immersion in someone else's fantasy.
We had no idea what we were in for when we started Blue Sky. We just had an idea of what we wanted to do. When we got to a point where it seemed impossible, we just kept doing it. After 18 years, we have a lot of it done.
What made 'Ice Age' work is that it had its shiny candy coatings, but inside was a soft, creamy center.
We can't worry about competition. Besides, you aren't competing with anyone but yourself. They have nothing to do with whether you make a good movie or not.
A lot of people have helped me along the way. But you know the biggest thing for me was when computer animation came along.
Well, in our industry it's that the movies cost so much money to make they have to appeal to a broad audience. And I think that's part of what will loosen up in the future, as technology makes it cheaper, you'll be able to make films for a more selective audience. I think people will be able to make more personal movies.