Top 10 Animation Quotes
LIQUONA are an award winning moving image agency. We create all sorts of productions including 2D and 3D animation. Check out some of these top 10 quotes about animation … in case you needed convincing that animation was awesome!
1. Glenn Keane
“Any time you design a character for a Disney picture, especially a fairy tale, it’s going to become the definitive design for that character, so you don’t want to hack something out. You need to put in the kind of care it warrants if it’s going to live in history.”
2. Michael Gondry
A French director, screenwriter and producer. He’s giving us a powerful quote about the way animation is a creative way to express thoughts and emotions.
“I think animation is a very truthful way to express your thoughts, because the process is very direct. That’s what I’ve always liked about animation, particularly abstract animation. You go from the idea to execution, straight from your brain.”
This man needs no introduction (but we’ll give him brief one anyway!). Mr Walt Disney can be described as the pioneer of animation. You can see why this is in our top 10 animation quotes, Mr. Disney truly expresses the power of animation in a very, very fancy way!
“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.”
Tim Burton can be described as the 21st century version of Mr Walt Disney. Best known for his fantasy and gothic horror animations, Tim Burton takes into his world of the dark and wonderful. Some of his best known animations include The Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Frankenweenie.
“One of the things that we were trying to do with this show was the complexities of relationships and love. There is both passion and longing and a bittersweet quality to it that is a part of life.”
5. Norman McLaren
A Scottish Canadian animator who was born and died in the 20th century. He was best known for synchronising hand drawn images with music. Check some of his animations out here.
“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.”
6. Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Jennifer Yuh Nelson is a Korean-American storyboard animator and director. She directed the Kung Fu Panda films! We agree with her on this one, with all moving image productions, you need to get the concept and story nailed before pursuing anything else.
“A lot of the time in animation is spent getting the story right – that’s something you can’t rush.”
7. Richard Williams
Best known for directing and animating films such as A Christmas Carol, The Thief and the Cobbler, The Little Island and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
“Good drawing is not copying the surface. It has to do with understanding and expression. We don’t want to learn to draw just to end up being imprisoned in showing off our knowledge of joints and muscles. We want to get the kind of reality that a camera can’t get.”
8. John Lasseter
An American screenwriter, animator, voice over artist and more! He’s best known for Disney animations including Cars, Toy Story and A Bugs Life. This one of our favourite animation quotes, since here at LIQUONA we use technology to create both our 2D and 3D animations.
“The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.”
9. Lotte Reiniger
Best known for her pioneering animation technique of silhouette animation. Lotte Reiniger was a German film director from the 20th century.
“Your aim must be to find what kind of talent you really have and to develop it. Animation is basically not so much a technical implement as the expression of the spirit behind it. To see that that spirit goes into your shooting must be your overriding ambition.”
10. Max Fleischer
The man who brought you the famous characters of Betty Boop and Popeye!
“It was, and still is, my opinion that a cartoon should represent, in simple form, the cartoonist’s mental expression. In other words the “animated oil painting” has taken the place of the flashiness and delightfulness of the simple cartoon.”