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Become a better animator

Animator Island is a treasure trove of animation secrets, techniques, tips, and information on your quest to become a Master Animator. Our goal is to inspire you, dear artist, to reach new heights of movement, acting, and storytelling to propel the great medium of animation to exciting and brilliant new places.

Ducktales Teaser – Frame by frame Animation Analysis

A quick frame by frame look at the 15 seconds action-packed Ducktales teaser uncovering some interesting animation choices. What else can you spot? 😀

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Contrast makes your art stand out

Contrast can improve many aspect of your art and animation: Your posing, your timing, your staging – even your storytelling. Find out how you can unleash the power of...

3 Crucial Tips for Cinematic Authors

Okay guys, so our last FMX 2016 article covered some specific tips to consider when creating characters for your films. Now we’re going to look at some general story creation advice that you should keep in mind from conception to final product. Ready? Here comes some...

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Lessons From Disney’s Zootopia

Animator Lessons from Disney's Zootopia Animation

Disney’s Zootopia has quickly climbed to the number one spot of… well, pretty much every list, it seems like. An incredible score of 98% on Rottentomatos, 8.4/10 on imdb and it even broke Frozen’s opening week box office record (gasp). So, what is it that so many people like about this film? Let’s take a look at what makes Zootopia special and what we as animators can learn from it.

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