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A charming short film and series of animated gifs by motion artist Cento Lodigiani bring to life the 12 basic principles of animation as maintained by Walt Disney Studios in the 1930s…

In their 1981 book, The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation, animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston looked at the 12 core principles which the US studio adhered to as it sought to produce more realistic work in the 1930s.

The list included ensuring ‘squash and stretch’ and ‘follow through and overlapping’ – both of which give a sense of weight to a drawn object moving through space.

Read the entire post at Creative Review

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