Henry Selick Quotes

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Henry Selick Quotes

People are very harsh critics of animated humans.
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Underneath this tired, middle-aged exterior, I'm an 11 year old kid.

— Henry Selick

There's the animation ghetto of feature films in this country. There's this flavor at DreamWorks, and Pixar does their own thing, and generally they're safe. But if you look at Walt Disney's original films, at the time and in the context, they weren't safe. They were really dark and troubling.

— Henry Selick

What I personally gravitate toward tends to be fantasy, medium dark - not too dark - fairy tales and sci fi. Stop-motion takes something on the page that's really dark and adds a little sweetness to it, a living toys realm.

— Henry Selick

Very few people have made the transition from animation to live-action; I'm certainly not one.

— Henry Selick

People are very harsh critics of animated humans.

— Henry Selick

Making 'Coraline' was one of the great filmmaking experiences of my life.

— Henry Selick

When you're writing, it's all up to you, and you don't have to make any compromises. And when you're directing, there's this intense pleasure you get from working with all these really talented people, and pooling the efforts towards a common goal. I like all the aspects of film-making.

— Henry Selick

Cyclops, that's like this primal fear. I had dreams for years that the Cyclops was a small creature living in our huge fish tank at home, and at night, it was going to grow to full size and come after me.

— Henry Selick

Stop-motion is sort of twitchy; you can feel the life in it. If we were to remove that completely, there'd be no point in it.

— Henry Selick

There's always kids who become stop motion animators. I get stuff all the time. They put it on YouTube. It's exciting to see.

— Henry Selick

There's very few people who want to just make beautiful films that make money, when they can make films that make huge money.

— Henry Selick

My mother is a huge fan of my work. I told her about 'Coraline' long before the film was made, and she got the book and read it. She reminded me that when I was about five years old, I used to sit in the kitchen for hours and talk about my 'other' family in Africa, my other mother and father. I had totally forgotten that.

— Henry Selick

There's definitely the desire out there for young people who want to make the movies.

— Henry Selick

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