Brad Bird: Hollywood isnâ€™t brave enough to copy Pixar process http://t.co/Gliw27s
It’s an interesting interview about Brad Bird’s (and Pixar’s) creative process, but I flagged it for the headline, which leads to the second question:
GB:Â Pixar is widely admired but, really, rarely copied.Â Why do you think that is?
BB:Â Â Everyone in Hollywood says theyÂ wish they could do it like Pixar, but they really donâ€™t. Thereâ€™s no secret at Pixar, but there is a belief in letting people pursueÂ something with passion and take chances, and most of Hollywood, really,Â doesnâ€™t like that. Itâ€™s too scary.Â Some studio executives will say they loveÂ obsessiveÂ creators who take risks, butÂ really most of them would rather play it safe. Projects cost a lot of money and people would rather follow patternsÂ they know and make things safe and accessible.Â Hollywood wants there to be a math formula for making hit films. To make something really great and different and interesting means taking risks and following these ideas in your head.