I like horror movies, and in fact I like them even more now after making one. I just think they're much more liberating because you don't really have to apply a very strict logic.
My respect for animators and animation directors has gone way, way up and it is just not something you can phone in.
Animation is a technique, not a genre.
I think my parents gave me a love of learning; from there you set out on your own path.
Nothing's occurring in animation - you manufacture everything.
I think people imagine going back to a time when they knew who they were and they knew what the circumstances were - if you screwed up it was your fault.
I think when you get people who are really talented and you take them out of their comfort zone, you get a lot more out of them.
It's a mistake for Hollywood to impose themselves on the gaming space. Not only is it arrogant, but it hasn't really worked.
I just don't know when we all decided that if it doesn't fit in a Happy Meal box, it's not for kids. I remember flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz, and I grew up watching Monty Python. I think that kids can handle a lot more than we give them credit for, especially when it comes to the absurd.
I just watched so many Westerns as a kid that you end up using archetypes and sort of tropes of that genre, because there's a language there and you can twist it and turn it on its head or play to it or go sideways at any time.
I try to push and find something awkward. The gems to me are truly awkward situations, and you have to have somebody who's willing to fail because those can't be conceived. They never play if they're thought about and discussed too much. You have to create them right at the moment and look for something honest.
My respect for artists is very high. I think to get the most out of them, you have to liberate them. I think part of liberating them is saying, 'Come up with something brilliant, new, and fresh. Stop thinking based on what has been beat into you by executives or publishers in terms of what's going to work and what's not. Don't react, just act.'
Raising kids these days is hard. I'm the second to last child in my family. I think it's tough; I have two kids, I see them and I feel like I see things in them; they awaken the inner child in you.
Everyone always wants to find the answer, to feel that things are resolved. But in dreams, maybe there isn't an answer so much.
Drama is drama, and it's really... if it's something small, you put a magnifying glass up to it; if it's something big, you use a wide lens.
I just think it's growth when you pursue something you're not sure you can do.
I think you can never ever lie, ever. If you don't know, say, 'I don't know'.
There is a sense that animated movies are suddenly a genre. I just don't believe they are; it's a technique to tell a story.
All the traditional westerns are about choice and the individual. When progress comes it's much more difficult to define the individual in that world.
Honestly, every person, every individual has a process, and my philosophy, whether it's an actor or an animator, is you try to understand the process that person has so you can get the most out of them, but I think you have to sort of manipulate that process with honesty.