I think, if I had a big flop, that probably it would have ended the string at Disney, but it didn't! Every film was a success.
I wish I could say I had this master plan for a career, but I always thought acting was something I'd just do until I had a hit record.
My bag is acting or getting into an amusing situation and then sharing my amusement.
Sometimes being a survivor is the greatest compliment you can get in Hollywood.
A family film is a very particular and explicit form. Family films typically include adult principles that are moral, but they should be as intelligent, funny, and intriguing as any other film.
You don't get a script sent to you for two years, it crosses your mind, 'Gee, what's going on?' Then five years pass, and pretty soon a decade has gone by. Finally, you say to yourself, 'Well, if in fact that's it, then let me be happy with 30 pictures that made about $460 million and pictures that made a lot of people laugh.'
After 50 years in the motion picture business, I'm still learning my trade. This recent shoot of 'Mandie and the Secret Tunnel' was a revelation. The two young directors, Joy Chapman and Owen Smith, represent a group of actors, directors, and cinematographers all over the country that never show up in New York or Hollywood.