Ralph Bakshi Quotes

Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.

Action Quotes, Hell Quotes, Writers Quotes

I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings. I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights.

Thought Quotes

Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children.

Children Quotes, God Quotes, Thought Quotes, Mind Quotes


They say I'm a revolutionary, but they're all wrong.

Revolution Quotes

I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works.

Work Quotes, Problems Quotes

I miss animation very passionately. Not continuously, but every once in a while I would die to do another film.

Passion Quotes

Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money. I have to eat.

Pain Quotes, Money Quotes

Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons.

Work Quotes, Pain Quotes, Art Quotes

Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs.

Action Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Music Quotes

I animated 20 years at Terry Toons. It's important to know that animators like pizza and a raise once in a while, and you've got to treat them with love.

Love Quotes, Important Quotes

What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.

Great Quotes, Important Quotes, Energy Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Ideas Quotes

Sweetheart, I'm the biggest ripped-off cartoonist in the history of the world, and that's all I'm going to say.

Heart Quotes, History Quotes

As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.

Feeling Quotes

Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art.

Art Quotes

Lord of the Rings made me realize that I'm not interested in doing anyone else's work.

Work Quotes

All the old great companies were run by guys who knew what an animator meant, and guys who knew how to draw. All the companies today are run by executives.

Great Quotes

The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.

American Quotes

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards.

American Quotes