The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren't old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney's desire to use animation to express character and personality. This movie is my…

“The Illusion of Life” is an animated short by New York-based animator Vincenzo Lodigiani, adapted from The Illusion of Life by early Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. The short ill.

10. EXAGGERATION

The illusion of life : the 12 principles of basic animation EXAGERATION © Vincenzo Lodigiani

2. ANTICIPATION

A lot of time is spent moving pixels around, fiddling with type, margins and getting those details as sharp as possible. But it all falls flat when you try to…

6. SLOW IN & SLOW OUT

“The goal of animation is not realism, but the illusion of realism.” Read: Disney’s 12 Principles Of Animation, In A Cartoon

11. SOLID DRAWINGS

The 12 Basic Principles of Animation Reimagined. Interview with motion graphics cel animator, Cento Lodigiani.

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