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Ducktales Teaser – Frame by frame Animation Analysis

Ducktales Teaser – Frame by frame Animation Analysis

How to Deal With Feedback as an Artist

How to Deal With Feedback as an Artist

Arthur Christmas – Story, Animation & Acting Tips

Arthur Christmas – Story, Animation & Acting Tips

Live Stream Q&A from November 3rd

Live Stream Q&A from November 3rd

Meet us Live on twitch – November 3rd

Meet us Live on twitch – November 3rd

Contrast makes your art stand out

Contrast makes your art stand out

3 Crucial Tips for Cinematic Authors

3 Crucial Tips for Cinematic Authors

Breakdowns – How to define motion

Breakdowns – How to define motion

Love Your Characters – more quick FMX story tips

Love Your Characters – more quick FMX story tips

6 Motivation Killers – and how to keep going

6 Motivation Killers – and how to keep going

4 Character Components Every Story Needs – FMX Story Lecture

4 Character Components Every Story Needs – FMX Story Lecture

Visual Library – Boost your art and animation skills

Visual Library – Boost your art and animation skills

Floaty Animation – Avoid and improve this common mistake

Floaty Animation – Avoid and improve this common mistake

Looking for answers? Ask your animation question!

Looking for answers? Ask your animation question!

What is MerMay?

What is MerMay?

Animation Exercise: Judy Hopps Keyframe

Animation Exercise: Judy Hopps Keyframe

Lessons From Disney’s Zootopia

Lessons From Disney’s Zootopia

To-Do or Not To-Do… Lists

To-Do or Not To-Do… Lists

10 Second Tip: Always Anticipate

10 Second Tip: Always Anticipate

Hero = Protagonist = Main Character?

Hero = Protagonist = Main Character?

Animation Thumbnails Aren’t Optional

Animation Thumbnails Aren’t Optional

Happy Christmastime!

Happy Christmastime!

Are you burning bridges behind you?

Are you burning bridges behind you?

Animation Looping Tips

Animation Looping Tips

Animation Lessons from doing NaNoWriMo

Animation Lessons from doing NaNoWriMo

Directing Animation – Interview with Kyle Balda

Directing Animation – Interview with Kyle Balda

7 Tips For Drawing Realistic Humans

7 Tips For Drawing Realistic Humans

Principles of Animation Physics: Part 4

Principles of Animation Physics: Part 4

Stretch Your Creativity

Stretch Your Creativity

Practice or Die

Practice or Die

Film Creation Analysis You Don’t Want to Miss

Film Creation Analysis You Don’t Want to Miss

Intention Cues

Intention Cues

What Animation Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

What Animation Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

Our Most Popular Posts

Our Most Popular Posts

Physics in Animation: Force and Momentum

Physics in Animation: Force and Momentum

Why Should 2D Animation be Abandoned? (Part 2 – Plus Why Not)

Why Should 2D Animation be Abandoned? (Part 2 – Plus Why Not)

Why Should 2D Animation Be Abandoned? (Part 1)

Why Should 2D Animation Be Abandoned? (Part 1)

Review: Drawn to Life (vol. 1 & 2)

Review: Drawn to Life (vol. 1 & 2)

Animation Critique: The quarrel – good acting and boosting clarity

Finally Answered: The Best Animation Software

Finally Answered: The Best Animation Software

Saving Versions Can Save Your Day

Saving Versions Can Save Your Day

Want an Animation Critique? Use Quicktime!

Want an Animation Critique? Use Quicktime!

Animation is Not About Movement

Animation is Not About Movement

3 Reasons Why “Klaus” Is a Game Changer for Animation

3 Reasons Why “Klaus” Is a Game Changer for Animation

Animators Speak Out: Keeping Motivated

Animators Speak Out: Keeping Motivated

The T-pose – all about this mighty blueprint

The T-pose – all about this mighty blueprint

How Do You Keep Motivated?

How Do You Keep Motivated?

Acting Tips from Ed Hooks

Acting Tips from Ed Hooks

FMX 2015!

FMX 2015!

Physics in Animation: The Law of Inertia

Physics in Animation: The Law of Inertia

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Squash and Stretch

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Squash and Stretch

10 Second Tip: Understand Non-Animators

10 Second Tip: Understand Non-Animators

Let’s Burn Out!

Let’s Burn Out!

5 Tips to Organize Your Freelance Animation Business

5 Tips to Organize Your Freelance Animation Business

Four Lessons in Storytelling from Disney’s Latest Animated Films

Four Lessons in Storytelling from Disney’s Latest Animated Films

A Lip-sync Must-Know for Limited Style Animation

A Lip-sync Must-Know for Limited Style Animation

Believable animation & finding your career path – Interview with Samy Fecih – UPDATE: Now also as mp3

Believable animation & finding your career path – Interview with Samy Fecih – UPDATE: Now also as mp3

Animation Q&A with Josh Taback and Jim Schumann

Animation Q&A with Josh Taback and Jim Schumann

Animation Targets – Know your speed to make your goals

Animation Targets – Know your speed to make your goals

Planning a Production: Why Plan at All?

Planning a Production: Why Plan at All?

Animation Styles & Independent Filmmaking – Hannes Rall – FMX 2014

Three Lessons from the Filmmaking Trenches

Three Lessons from the Filmmaking Trenches

Character Animation Q&A with Viola Baier – FMX 2014

Wisdom From the Greatest Animator Who Ever Lived

Wisdom From the Greatest Animator Who Ever Lived

The Annual Holiday Wishes Post!

You’re Overwhelmed: Now What?

You’re Overwhelmed: Now What?

Physics in Animation: Timing, Spacing, and Scale

Physics in Animation: Timing, Spacing, and Scale

Interview: Physics for Animators – Alejandro Garcia

Interview: Physics for Animators – Alejandro Garcia

The Magic is NOT in Your Hands

The Magic is NOT in Your Hands

The Single Biggest Mistake Beginner Animators Make

The Single Biggest Mistake Beginner Animators Make

Realism vs Exaggeration

Tips for Drawing: Turning Off Your Brain

Tips for Drawing: Turning Off Your Brain

Where Is Your Art Online?

Where Is Your Art Online?

5 MORE Great Sites Every Animator Should Visit

5 MORE Great Sites Every Animator Should Visit

Talkback: Wage fixing cartel, H.264 gamma bug, Anime, Movie trailers

2 Ways to Make Hand Poses STAND OUT

2 Ways to Make Hand Poses STAND OUT

Becoming Creative: The Idea Walk

Becoming Creative: The Idea Walk

History, Culture and Future of Animation – Susanne Marschall FMX Interview

Are You Stuck in Pitiful-Idea Prison?

Are You Stuck in Pitiful-Idea Prison?

Video Settings Explained for Animators

Video Settings Explained for Animators

Forced Off-Time!

Forced Off-Time!

Workflow: 7 Ways to Faster Success

Workflow: 7 Ways to Faster Success

Interview: Cinema Fantasma about “Revoltoso” – Kickstarting a dream

Is Anime a Legitimate Form of Animation?

Is Anime a Legitimate Form of Animation?

Composition: What is “Breathing Room?”

Composition: What is “Breathing Room?”

Video Editing for Animators

The Animator Island Newsletter is Here!

The Animator Island Newsletter is Here!

Interview: Ed Hooks Acting for Animators FMX 2014

10 Second Tip: Avoiding Movie Trailers

10 Second Tip: Avoiding Movie Trailers

Choose the right translation and rotation modes! 3D animation tip

Animation News: Wage fixing cartel, CG styles, expensive Popeye, Glen Keane’s “Duet”

Talkback: Video Quality, Frozen, Placer Node, Getting Interviews

Don’t Fall in Love With Your Keys

Don’t Fall in Love With Your Keys

Sound – better late than early

The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley

Discussion: Frozen – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

10 Second Tip: 100,000 Bad Drawings

10 Second Tip: 100,000 Bad Drawings

FMX 2014: Assembling the LEGO movie – Interview with Damien Gray

Don’t Turn Your Animated Flour Sack into a Roasted Turkey

Don’t Turn Your Animated Flour Sack into a Roasted Turkey

Tutorial: Follow Through and Overlapping Action

3 Different Ways to Start Your Next Animation

3 Different Ways to Start Your Next Animation

Student Project: Making of the Morphies

FMX 2014: The animation of Gravity – Interview with Max Solomon

FMX 2014: A magical introduction

Tangled vs. Frozen: Which is the Better Movie Indeed?

Tangled vs. Frozen: Which is the Better Movie Indeed?

3D Animation tip: Proper use of the placer

Is ‘Noodling’ Wrecking Your Animation?

Is ‘Noodling’ Wrecking Your Animation?

Animation News – the first clip of our weekly webshow

Editorial: Andy Serkis and Digital Make-up

Editorial: Andy Serkis and Digital Make-up

Studying the Masters: Grab and Shake

Studying the Masters: Grab and Shake

Studying the Masters: The Touch

Studying the Masters: The Touch

We need your questions! FMX Interviews 2014

The 25 Fastest Ways to Fail at Animation

The 25 Fastest Ways to Fail at Animation

Infographic: Animator Employment

Infographic: Animator Employment

An All-New Online Animation School from Animator Island!

An All-New Online Animation School from Animator Island!

Review: The Art of Rio

Review: The Art of Rio

Composition Study: Oscar Shorts Hosts

Composition Study: Oscar Shorts Hosts

Beyond the bouncing tail

Beyond the bouncing tail

Kids These Days – Rants of an Old Animator

Kids These Days – Rants of an Old Animator

Review: Oscar Nominated Shorts of 2014

Review: Oscar Nominated Shorts of 2014

Defining the Art: Breaking Models

Defining the Art: Breaking Models

Define your art with Mood Boards

Define your art with Mood Boards

10 Second Tip: Think Beyond the Adjective

10 Second Tip: Think Beyond the Adjective

Review: Disney’s Frozen

Review: Disney’s Frozen

Stop Being Lame! An Exercise in Creative Thinking

Stop Being Lame! An Exercise in Creative Thinking

7 Easy Steps to More Free Time for Art (Part 2)

7 Easy Steps to More Free Time for Art (Part 2)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

7 Easy Steps to More Free Time for Art (Part 1)

7 Easy Steps to More Free Time for Art (Part 1)

Helpful terms to improve your writing

Helpful terms to improve your writing

5 Ways to Improve Your Drawing

5 Ways to Improve Your Drawing

10 Second Tip: Giving Thanks

10 Second Tip: Giving Thanks

How Fast Should You Animate?

How Fast Should You Animate?

10 Second Tip: The extra Push for your Poses

10 Second Tip: The extra Push for your Poses

Less is more… Stop imitating the Disney/Pixar style

Less is more… Stop imitating the Disney/Pixar style

Perfect Posing – 3 – One pose never comes alone

Perfect Posing – 3 – One pose never comes alone

10 Second Tip: The Pupil Drop

10 Second Tip: The Pupil Drop

5 Great Animation Sites Every Animator Should Know About

5 Great Animation Sites Every Animator Should Know About

Can Artistic and Commercial Animation Coexist?

Can Artistic and Commercial Animation Coexist?

Q&A: Inbetweening with Joshua Taback

Inspirational Quotes for Animators

Inspirational Quotes for Animators

AITV: Acting for Animation Part 2 Improv Class

AITV: Acting for Animation Part 1

Setting Goals and Living as an Artist

Setting Goals and Living as an Artist

Acting with the Entire Body

Acting with the Entire Body

Animator Q&A: Animation School and Fashion Drawing

Animator Q&A: Animation School and Fashion Drawing

Turbo: The Death of Animation

Turbo: The Death of Animation

The Internet’s Best Yo Momma Animation Jokes

The Internet’s Best Yo Momma Animation Jokes

Animator Q&A: Ask Now!

Animator Q&A: Ask Now!

Twinning 102: Change It Up

Twinning 102: Change It Up

10 Second Tip: The Magic of 8

10 Second Tip: The Magic of 8

Animator’s Top 3 Things to Learn From Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Animator’s Top 3 Things to Learn From Who Framed Roger Rabbit

10 Second Tip: The #animtip Hashtag

10 Second Tip: The #animtip Hashtag

FMX 2013 // Ep. 2: Appealing Characters & Stories

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

Editorial: Adobe Takes Off into the Cloud

Editorial: Adobe Takes Off into the Cloud

FMX 2013 // Ep. 1: Talking to Pixar

Review: The Art of The Croods

Review: The Art of The Croods

Editorial: If You Use Adobe Flash, STOP

Editorial: If You Use Adobe Flash, STOP

Perfect Posing – 2 – Appealing and Readable

Perfect Posing – 2 – Appealing and Readable

Review: 642 Things to Draw

Review: 642 Things to Draw

New Animation Software from Disney!

New Animation Software from Disney!

Perfect Posing – 1 – Listen to the character… and to physics

Perfect Posing – 1 – Listen to the character… and to physics

51 Great Animation Exercises to Master

51 Great Animation Exercises to Master

De-stress: Animation Style – Part 3

De-stress: Animation Style – Part 3

10 Second Animation Tip: Challenge Yourself!

10 Second Animation Tip: Challenge Yourself!

Eyes Q&A: Eyeball inside the head + Eye motions

Eyes Q&A: Eyeball inside the head + Eye motions

Reviews: Oscar Nominated Shorts of 2013

Reviews: Oscar Nominated Shorts of 2013

Making Eyes that See

Making Eyes that See

Feet in Animation – Part 2

Feet in Animation – Part 2

Feet in Animation – Part 1

Feet in Animation – Part 1

10 Second Tip: Say Goodbye

10 Second Tip: Say Goodbye

Improve Your Storyboards Instantly

Improve Your Storyboards Instantly

The Biggest Pitfall for Artist New Year Resolutions

The Biggest Pitfall for Artist New Year Resolutions

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Beauty is only skin deep

Beauty is only skin deep

De-stress: Animation Style – Part 2

De-stress: Animation Style – Part 2

De-stress: Animation Style – Part 1

De-stress: Animation Style – Part 1

Review: Arrugas

Review: Arrugas

Tips for Drawing: Hands 103

Tips for Drawing: Hands 103

October in a nutshell

October in a nutshell

Review: Tales of the Night

Review: Tales of the Night

Review: Disney’s Paperman

Review: Disney’s Paperman

Finding Ideas –  A feature film in an hour

Finding Ideas – A feature film in an hour

Tips for Drawing: Hands 102

Tips for Drawing: Hands 102

Art, Trash and Mainstream

Art, Trash and Mainstream

Review: Art and Making Of Hotel Transylvania

Review: Art and Making Of Hotel Transylvania

Tips for Drawing: Hands 101

Tips for Drawing: Hands 101

Animator’s July, August, September in an Egg Shell

Animator’s July, August, September in an Egg Shell

Want Better Art? Go Fishing

Want Better Art? Go Fishing

10 Second Tip: Don’t Lose the Spark

10 Second Tip: Don’t Lose the Spark

Animation Secret: Save A Move

Animation Secret: Save A Move

Studying the Masters: Fast Action

Studying the Masters: Fast Action

Foundations: Start Here

Foundations: Start Here

Studying the Masters: The Non-reaction

Studying the Masters: The Non-reaction

Tom Bancroft on Why We Draw

Tom Bancroft on Why We Draw

Animation Secret: Getting There is Half The Fun

Animation Secret: Getting There is Half The Fun

Animator’s June in a nutshell

Animator’s June in a nutshell

10 Second Tip: Turn It Off

10 Second Tip: Turn It Off

Observing Life: A soccer situation

Observing Life: A soccer situation

Review: Disney/Pixar’s Brave

Review: Disney/Pixar’s Brave

Say No to Stickmen

Say No to Stickmen

Animator’s May in a nutshell

Animator’s May in a nutshell

Encoding Animation as Video Data

Encoding Animation as Video Data

Remember the Weight

Remember the Weight

Review: Character Animation Crash Course

Review: Character Animation Crash Course

Improve your Demo Reel

Improve your Demo Reel

10 second tip: Lean the body

10 second tip: Lean the body

Animator’s April In a Nutshell

Animator’s April In a Nutshell

Creating Real True Characters

Creating Real True Characters

The Forbidden Word in Animation

The Forbidden Word in Animation

10 Second Tip: Do Animation

10 Second Tip: Do Animation

Emotional Build Up

Emotional Build Up

Emotions – building blocks of life

Emotions – building blocks of life

Tips for Drawing: Posing

Tips for Drawing: Posing

Tips for Drawing: Form and Volume

Tips for Drawing: Form and Volume

Animator Island is on Facebook

Animator Island is on Facebook

Story 101: Why Do We Tell Stories?

Story 101: Why Do We Tell Stories?

Reviews: Oscar Animated Shorts of 2012

Reviews: Oscar Animated Shorts of 2012

Tips For Drawing: Bad Days Happen

Tips For Drawing: Bad Days Happen

Tips for Drawing: Nothing is Wasted

Tips for Drawing: Nothing is Wasted

Defining the Art: Gesture Drawing

Defining the Art: Gesture Drawing

Tips for Drawing: One Bite At a Time

Tips for Drawing: One Bite At a Time

Tips for Drawing: Change What You Want

Tips for Drawing: Change What You Want

“I know what you did last scene…”

“I know what you did last scene…”

Animation Secret: To Err is Animation

Animation Secret: To Err is Animation

Animation Secret: Animating to Music

Animation Secret: Animating to Music

Animation Secret: Walks Simplified

Animation Secret: Walks Simplified

Tom Bancroft Webcast – 7 Days Only!

Tom Bancroft Webcast – 7 Days Only!

Editorial: Have You Told Them You Love Them?

Editorial: Have You Told Them You Love Them?

Animation Secret: Brainless Slobs

Animation Secret: Brainless Slobs

Review: The Animator’s Survival Kit

Review: The Animator’s Survival Kit

Defining the Art: Twinning

Defining the Art: Twinning

Animation Secret: Feel The Fall

Animation Secret: Feel The Fall

Animation Secret: The Flour Sack

Animation Secret: The Flour Sack

Welcome to Animator Island

Welcome to Animator Island