How to create life on screen using the 12 basic principles of animation

Back in the 1930s, the young artists at Walt Disney came up with 12 basic principles to create the illusion of life on screen using animation, giving their drawings as much character and personality as real life actors. This video by Cento Lodigiani is a perfect demonstration on how these rules work.

It works so perfectly that a simple cube becomes a character that you can relate to. Watching it, you can feel it's alive.


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