Quote: WALL-E Director Andrew Stanton On Not Considering What The Audience Wants

Finding Nemo and WALL-E director Andrew Stanton let another Pixar secret slip while being interviewed by Suite101.

"The day we start thinking about what the audience wants, we're going to make bad choices. We've always holed ourselves up in a building for 4 years and ignored the rest of the world, because nobody are bigger movie geeks than we are, so we know exactly what we are dying to see with our family and kids. We don't need other people to tell us that. We trust the audience member in ourselves."

I think this is one of the key reasons why the guys at Pixar are master storytellers. I think someone like M Night Shyamalan might say/believe the same thing but with close-minded egotistical mindset. The guys at Pixar are willing to collaborate internally, with a mindset focused on the best possible film. It's a shame, because Shyamalan is a talented director, with good ideas, but no perspective. He could learn a lot from Pixar's creative process.

via: UpcomingPixar