Your ideas are ugly babies. You are their champion.

 

save the ugly baby

[Illustrations by Danilo Agutoli]

This week, Pixar President told us he thinks you make ugly babies – and that’s a good thing! He was talking about the creative process, of course, and not your actual children:

“Think of how a movie starts out. It’s a baby. It’s like the fetus of a movie star; we all start out ugly. Every one of Pixar’s stories starts out that way. A new thing is hard to define; it’s not attractive, and it requires protection.”

Your job as a creator is to protect that ugly baby fiercely… at least until it can grow up into a fantastic, beautiful idea (or an adorable, lovable monster). Happy parenting!

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