When you really study espionage movies, or spy movies, the beginnings are really set up to have, like, an amazing bit of action, but at the moment you're watching it, you have no idea why or what it's about.
Walt Disney always said, 'For every laugh, there should be a tear.' I believe in that.
Walt Disney had always tried to get more dimension in his animation and when I saw these tapes, I thought, This is it! This is what Walt was waiting for! But when I looked around, nobody at the studio at the time was even halfway interested in it.
Every movie has three things you have to do - you have to have a compelling story that keeps people on the edge of their seats; you have to populate that story with memorable and appealing characters; and you have to put that story and those characters in a believable world. Those three things are so vitally important.
I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
I love movies that make me cry, because they're tapping into a real emotion in me, and I always think afterwards: how did they do that?