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Someone once said to Walt Disney that you make movies for kids, and he said, 'No I don't. I make movies for the kids inside all of us, whether we're six or 60,' that's sort of how we feel. We try to treat these stories in a way that we can transport adults to a feeling of awe and wonderment that's more childlike... and we never try to bring anything down to kids. We believe kids can handle some complexity.
When you're able to bring wonderful casts to some of these characters -- that haven't been realized in live action... you can sort of bring layers and texture, if you look at something like 'Beauty and the Beast,' well, why is Belle's father, Maurice, so protective? Why is she in the provincial town? You can expand the stories and enhance the stories.