“The filmmakers I most admire recognize the value of teasing. People are in such a rush to get the action sequences going fast that they forget there’s pleasure to be had in the sneaking around part.”
Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films such as The Iron Giant and The Incredibles shares some interesting thoughts about storytelling and animation in this video featuring some of his work.
He explains: “The mistake that a lot of people make is thinking that you can force ideas to come. Every idea comes about in its own way. If you try to over-control the process, you limit the process.”