12 Video Animation Series of Disney -1of 3

12 Video animation Series of Disney -1 of 3

Recently found a series of videos on animation showing the principles that were inspired by the Disney book “Illusion of Life”. The 12 pricinciples were formulated by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson – Disney animators. It was the beginning of how to animate and give the characters more life and emotion.


Alan Becker realized that good in-depth video tutorials are hard to find, so he decided to make 12 videos from the book. He uses a Wacom Graphire CTE-440 tablet and Adobe Flash to do all his work.

To avoid a lot of resource usage from the server we will be posting a few at a time.

1. Stretch and Squash

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2. Anticipation

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3. Staging

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4. Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose

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We will post the next 4 videos next week to give you time to absorb and learn the principles in these.

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The Creative Tablet

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