Ian Sayers
Training Director

12 Principles of Animation, with a cube...

Web Link Published 4/30/14 Last updated on 2/28/20

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney’s desire to use animation to express character and personality.

This is a great way to showcase Animation and explain the basic types of animation effects

Content Standards
UK - England, Wales, & Northern Ireland
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Innovative Designer
CC License
5 / 5 • 3 Ratings

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Kim Britton

Posted on 6/3/14 7:26:57 PM Permalink

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Tony Bolder

Posted on 5/1/14 5:47:59 PM Permalink

A great resource that would benefit many students who are contemplating a career in animation.