William Hanna Quotes

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I think anything created today can be said to be a ripo

I think anything created today can be said to be a ripoff. It’s hard to find anything original any more.
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You know, it is a funny thing, but ‘The Flintstones’ was bought by ABC and the sponsors when they discovered adults were watching and enjoying ‘Huck Hound‘ and ‘Quick Draw McGraw.’
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We work in vertical and horizontal planes. We avoid depth characteristics as much as possible. This reduces the number of pictures in a five minute segment from 12,000 to 1,200. And the public likes the technique better.
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I was attracted to Joe right away. He was and is one of the greatest cartoon artists I’ve ever met. I was able to do the timing, and Joe with his draftsmanship could make the storyboards. There were things I could do that he couldn’t and vice versa.
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We all can’t stay busy doing exactly what we want to do.
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I think that – whether I should admit this or not – Joe and I, going back to ‘Tom and Jerry,’ have been very lucky in being able to do cartoons that have universal appeal.
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In my opinion, animation will continue to thrive as long as there are children, parents, television, movies and the need to laugh.
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I was never a good artist.
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We became very good in developing comical sight gags when we made ‘The Flintstones.’
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Italian work is excellent but it takes them six months to do what we do in a week.
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Greatest thing in our partnership is the sharing of responsibility; if one of us has to go away, we always know someone vitally concerned is on the spot.
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Today’s youngster has a more highly developed mind, and if you start to play down to them, you lose them.
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We never realized how much money there was to be found in character products.
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Initially, it was sort of devastating to lose full animation and go limited.
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We’ve never tried to educate children. We’ve never tried to preach to them, just entertain.
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We used to make a ‘Tom and Jerry’ short every six weeks and they were about six minutes long, so we were producing about a minute of animation a week.
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You can compare Fred and Barney Rubble with Gleason and Carney.
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We moved amazingly fast because our product was acceptable to a broad market: tots, teenagers, adults. Even to some people who never before liked cartoons. When we started we knew Disney already had the kids. So we figured we should be broader.
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It takes four people to lay out the ‘Flintstones.’
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We almost decided on a dog and a fox before we hit on the idea of using a cat and mouse.
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In ‘Tom and Jerry,’ there was hardly any dialogue at all. It was all action. It required a great many drawings to make.
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The early years of Hanna-Barbera were more fun than the later ones. I was working more in the creative areas of timing and direction then. But as the studio grew, I became more involved in administration and got away from the creative aspects.
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Cartoons ran into trouble when they became too much like real life images. Cartoons had become poor imitations of the real thing.
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