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613 Animation Principles

Posted on Oct 8, 2012

Now the animations stage starts…

One of my all-time favorite animated films is The Secret of NIMH. The clip below showcases many of the classic 12 principles of animation:

The following principles are clear here:

1. Squash and stretch in Jeremy’s motions
2. Anticipation in both characters
3. Staging
4.  Follow through and overlapping action in both characters
5.  Slow in and slow out
6.  Arcs
7.  Secondary action
8.  Timing
9.  Exaggeration (in most of Jeremy’s actions)
10.  Solid drawing
11.  Appeal