* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: For every person who calls him the most genius animation director of all time, there's one who considers him an insecure [[SuperOCD perfectionist with completely unrealistic expectations]].
* InsufferableGenius
* PrimaDonnaDirector: He has ''never'' kept a project under budget or met a set deadline, not even his commercial work, which typically demands quick turnaround time, all of which owing to his [[ThePerfectionist insane perfectionism]]. In some cases, he was fired from projects by his superiors just so the damn thing could be released!
* SuperOCD: All of his projects (even ''WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') eventually went over budget and never met deadlines because of his crippling insecurity and insistence that everything be absolutely flawless.
* UncannyValley: He is insistent on shooting all of his animation entirely on ones (i.e., on new drawing every frame) in all of his project. While the results are usually really impressive, they can also be a little nauseating after a while.