In fact, the recipe for a successful animated feature or cartoon hasn’t changed since Mickey Mouse first appeared in Steamboat Willie (1928). “It’s all about the story and characters,” points out John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the director of Toy Story. “That’s what we put our effort into. And just look at our track record.”
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
With the new Disney/Pixar film The Incredibles smashing box office records, the onward march of animated features seems unstoppable, reports David Eimer in The Times.