Cecil: In making your pictures do you follow any ironclad rules?

Walt: Just one. Never do anything that someone else can do better.

That's why we ordinarily sidestep stories that could be done successfully in live action instead of animated action.

Cecil: What about the future? As the art of animating human figures develops.

Walt: We'll never do Hamlet.

Cecil: Wanta bet?

Walt: Well, to be honest, our medium is so young and so unexplored and fascinating that we have to guard against daydreaming. We have too many immediate problems, and I think my most immediate problem is to let you get back to the play.

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