I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.
I'd say it's been my biggest problem all my life... it's money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.
Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.
There's nothing funnier than the human animal.
I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things.
We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.
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.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities.