“I know Walt Disney inspired a lot of people to become animators, but I can’t call him a hero because Walt Disney was prejudiced and that’s just something I can never get over.”
"Saving Mr. Banks was the hardest movie I have ever had to watch. I discovered that many elements of Travers’ hard life mirrored my own. Disney has always been a comfort to me during those dark times; as Walt says, "that mouse, he’s family." When Walt said to Travers, "Aren’t you tired Mrs Travers? We all have our tales but don’t you want to find a way to finish the story? Let it all go and have a life that isn’t dictated by a past?", it was like he was talking to me. I couldn’t stop crying"
"I went to see Saving Mr. Banks the other day and when I got home I felt very quiet and emotional. Eventually I started crying and when I started I couldn’t stop. I suddenly realised more than ever before how much I love Walt and how much he has done for me. I genuinely think that if it wasn’t for Disney I might not be here. I can’t imagine a world without it, the thought terrifies me. A world without Disney would be the bleakest, darkest place"
“When I saw Saving Mr. Banks, I cried when Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) said that Mickey was like family to him, because I feel the same way.”
"I want to re-buy a copy of Walt Disney’s Story Land, one of my favorite childhood books. Problem is, I want the one I grew up with, the 1987 edition, and I can only find the 1991 edition (even online!), which is different. Seems like all the copies of the ‘87 edition just disappeared off the face of the earth or something."
"The cynicism about Disney by some people really upset me. Yes, they are a company that wants to make a profit, but I truly believe that they hold fast to Walt’s vision and core values of making entertainment for the whole family and creating magic in all that they do."
“I like to believe that when I die I’ll get to meet the most influential people in the Disney family who have passed on before me. Especially Howard Ashman and Walt Disney himself.”
"I’ve always wanted to be an animator, but when I took an art class my freshman year of high school my art teacher failed me. I thought I had no hope, but then I remembered that people told Walt that he wasn’t good enough either."
"Walt Disney’s story from dream to struggle to success really inspires me to keep working toward my own dreams knowing that they can come true one day."
“I finally went to Disneyland and after working at WDW I couldn’t help but find that yeah, some things were great and it was a great park, but Walt finally got it right when he designed Walt Disney World.”