Learn to animate like Disney

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It's generously shared the way it's bought every animation from Snow White to Soul to life so that others can do it too. First formulated in the 1930s, Disney's 12 principles of animation guarantee its characters move in a realistic fashion that engages audiences' empathy.

10 Best Manga & Anime Brushes for Procreate

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We feature the best Procreate brushes using Ink, paint, line art, cartooning, anime brushes, pens and more. 10 Best Manga, Anime, Cartooning & Comic Brushes & Pens for Procreate (Free & Premium). Ultimate Manga Procreate Brushes & Anime – $19.

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An anime-inspired campaign for Wagamama by Danish anime director Mads Broni and Passion Animation Studios

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MullenLowe has collaborated with Danish anime director Mads Broni and Passion Animation Studios to create an anime-inspired campaign for one of the UK's favourite restaurant chains, Wagamama.

Klaus Kremmerz animates quarantine boredom with a Hitchcockian spin

Creative Boom

Anyone who's seen those Hitchcockian classics will find the acclaimed auteur's sense of creepy atmosphere in a new animated short by Klaus Kremmerz. I had never done an animated short before, but I had a feeling it could work well.

Animal Crossing: Oil paintings by Mayuka Yamamoto of enigmatic children dressed as animals

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It was the cute, welcoming game of mundane fruit picking and creative crafting that got us through the first lockdown, now Animal Crossing has inspired a new series of paintings by Japanese artist Mayuka Yamamoto.

New animated music vid explores lockdown-exacerbated problems

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London-based director and animator Matt Hutchings has created the dystopian CG music video for Orbiting, the new single from Brighton singer-songwriter Fable. According to Hutchings, one of the main challenges in creating the video was animated the faces of all of the supporting characters.

Studio Desk animate hopeful visions of the future

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Studio Desk is a multi-award winning, craft-driven animation studio led by dynamic duo Emily Downe and Kathrin Steinbacher. The twosome has recently signed to Jelly, one of the UK/US's leading animation production companies and illustration agencies.

Robertino Zambrano reveals smokers' struggles in gorgeously animated PSAs

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Directed by Robertino Zambrano, the series of animated films is based on authentic, first-hand accounts of quitting smoking, artfully capturing each individual's emotional journey through three distinct design languages. It wasn't a simple animation piece; there was a documentary layer to it.

Bobby Redmond's furlough animation is a psychedelic summer fantasy

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Furloughed from his usual work, he set about creating A Fever Dream of Summer Lost, an animation that takes the form of a "psychedelic fantasy of all things summer," as the designer puts it.

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Polly Nor's affecting lockdown animation will get you through a new one

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Case in point: Polly Nor's first short story animated film, as created completely during quarantine with animator Andy Baker. Polly and Andy had previously worked on an animated music video for Chelou, since which they'd talked about wanting to collaborate on a short film in the future.

Paper artist Sam Pierpoint's charming animation calls for sustainable fashion

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Paper artist Sam Pierpoint was recently commissioned by Greenhouse PR to create a short paper-cut animation for PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), which calls for more sustainable clothing.

Viva la Boobolution with an all female-produced animation about breasts

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Director Hannah Lau-Walker presents all female-produced and animated short Boobs, bringing life to illustrations by the likes of Genie Espinosa and Yeye Weller and raising awareness around breast cancer.

Top 9 Best Animation Courses Online (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Animation has come a long way from the first animated cartoon in 1908, but thankfully as the technology of animation has moved forward, so have the opportunities that amateur animators have to not only learn their craft but to improve upon it as well.

A powerful 90-frame animation that features the work of 90 female illustrators from around the world

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London studio This Thing of Ours is marking International Women's Day (IWD) with the launch of a short and powerful animation featuring the work of 90 talented female illustrators from around the world. Illustration by @bobbythebigbird.

Womb Stories: Nisha Ganatra directs 'boundary-smashing' animated campaign for Libresse & Bodyform

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Created by global studio Framestore in partnership with Nick & Nadja at advertising agency AMV BBDO, the female-led team provided the animation and live-action VFX for the latest "boundary-smashing" campaign for the feminine hygiene brands.

Loulou João talks alluring avatars and animating for Adult Swim

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Animator and The Weeknd video producer Jeron Braxton has the mascot Jiggle Wolf, a kind of Tex Avery toon for the trap generation. Afro-Belgian illustrator and animator Loulou João meanwhile has an avatar called Polly Focket, and she's out there playing with brands in the real world.

The positive power of a Duke of Edinburgh Award is hit home by ARC's animated stories

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London animation and illustration studio ARC is behind this series of short films featuring real and honest stories from young people about their experiences of mental health issues.

'What happened when we all stopped', a beautiful animated poem narrated by Jane Goodall

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And it's now been turned into an animated poem, narrated by celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall. Dr Jane Goodall was so inspired by Tom's poem that she agreed to provide the voiceover for the video inspired by the book, created by TED-Ed’s renowned animators.

Classic book and album covers brought to life in gorgeous, hypnotic animations

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Lederer has animated some absolute classic graphics for your viewing pleasure. Henning has animated more than 200 book covers, so far. You can see more of his animated covers via his Vimeo channel

Bear Markets and Beyond demystifies jargon with animal art and a little Attenborough

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But the lightbulb moment was when animal phrases would be dropped into the conversation, and we'd hear about how the Chancellor was a Hawk or that there were eyes on the next Unicorn. I spotted Dominic drawing animals on Instagram, and I liked his sense of style, so I sent him a message.

Isle of Chair: short animation explores mental illness through falling furniture

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Originally from Taiwan, Ivyy Chen is an animation director and illustrator based in London. Her recently completed passion project, Isle of Chair , is a six-minute animation inspired by Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood and her own, and others', experience of mental illness.

Aerial shots of basketball courts transformed into a surreal and satisfying animation

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Earlier this year, the London-based Irish motion designer shared his series, The Big Flip , featuring animated "reverse dynamic experiments" that are all sports-related. Now he's back with a mixed media animation made in collaboration with Auckland-based aerial photographer Petra Leary.

21 animated posters that motivate and bring words of wisdom to the creative community

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David has since transformed the advice into 21 animated typographic posters for a side project "sprint" called MakingIt21 , featuring leading names such as Camille Walala, Ragged Edge, Spin, Nomad, Studio Build, Hey, Design Bridge, Morag Myerscough, and The Office of Craig.

Eva Münnich's super sassy animation featuring 'The Flower Ladies' and '90s dance moves

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If you're wondering whether this shoe advertisement by Eva Münnich is real, think again; it's purely a cathartic exploration of sassiness and '90s dance moves by the London-based illustrator and animator.

Plastic Horse's animation about Ramo, a toucan-headed man in search of water in Paris

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Directed, illustrated and animated by Plastic Horse – who was commissioned by Pentagon MGMT – La Saison Des Pluies translates as 'The Rainy Season' and follows the journey of this desperate character looking to save Paris from turning into a desert wilderness.

The Gut-Wrenching Abuse of Animals in Factory Farms and Why We Mustn’t Look Away

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Keeping dead animals inside the plant without being legally stocked is absolutely forbidden by EU health regulations, and risky for public health. “The pervasive sound is that of the animals’ human-like screams.

36 Days of Type gloriously illustrated and animated by Manchester designer Robert Lomas

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I've been moving into animation for some time and had just gone freelance, so I felt it was a great opportunity to get my name out there as well as try new things," says Robert. "It

New animated short emphasises the harsh realities of animal testing

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Anti-animal cruelty charity, Humane Society International (HSI), has launched Save Ralph, a short film to spotlight the realities of animal testing. “Being able to slightly stylise it with animation really helps it to become more palatable,” he says.

An ode to cassette players, vinyl and the retro boombox: Enter the kaleidoscopic world of animator Ardhira Putra

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Electronic producer and 'groove master' Englewood has just released the official animated music video to his hit single Crystal Dolphin, created by Indonesian illustrator and animator, Ardhira Putra. Ardhira worked on the animations for over five months, and it's not hard to see why.

Rescuing the Pangolin, the World’s Most Trafficked Animal

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He encountered these mammals, believed to be the most trafficked in the world, while visiting Save Vietnam’s Wildlife in Cuc Phuong National Park as part of Kindred Guardians , a long-term project about exploited animals and the humans who help them.

Quarantine Loops: Funny looping animations by Clim of life under quarantine

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From cooking naked in the kitchen and getting busy between the sheets to little moments of madness, the hope is that the looping animated clips will cheer us all up during this difficult time. Creative direction and animation is by Clim, compilation sound by Olga Wojciechowska.

Annual festive animation reflects on a challenging year for Manchester people

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And this year, the team has once again collaborated with Kilogramme to create an animated film that reflects on how the city has come together during a global pandemic. I think viewers will identify with some of the funny and touching moments they'll see in the animation

Happiness is Easy: Rainbow-coloured oil paintings of woven animals by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak

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With intensely saturated colours and a whole dose of contrast, her works in Happiness is Easy feature vibrant animals that are made of materials as if woven out of thread and decorative fabrics. Contemporary artist Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak

Whoopi Goldberg calls for 'The Gigantic Change' in a beautiful new animation

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For World Environment Day, Passion Pictures in London has collaborated with Extinction Rebellion to create a beautiful animation starring Whoopi Goldberg and Livia Nelson.

Remember when animals were put on trial? Jill Senft's beguiling sculptures teach some forgotten history

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Did you know that once upon a time animals could be put on trial? Between the 14th and 17th centuries, there were some extraordinary tales of beastly justice, as recently brought to life by Berlin artist Jill Senft for her project Animals Brought Before the Law. "I Hard Boiled Criminal.

Save Ralph: A Stop-Motion Animation Critiques the Devastating Impacts of Animal Testing

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?. Note: This video contains brief, simulated animal testing that might be disturbing. Animation animals short film stop motion videoMeet Ralph, a modest rabbit whose life revolves around his role as a product tester.

Aardman creates a new animated film for Greenpeace to highlight the world's ocean crisis

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Aardman and Greenpeace have launched a powerful new animated film to highlight the plight of the world's oceans. To communicate Greenpeace's urgent message, Aardman used a mix of CGI and stop-frame animation, along with its usual gift for storytelling, humour and creativity.

Iris van den Akker on pushing diversity in animation, coping with a crisis and living with an ADHD brain

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Illustrator and animator Iris van den Akker is known for her graphic style, bold shapes and soft colours, and her work often features larger than life animals and strong female characters. I love animating as well and narratively work with illustration. Why animation too?

Mother and Cartoon Saloon's new animated film for Greenpeace shows impact of meat production on forests

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The animated film is supported by Meat Free Monday, the campaign launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney which aims to raise awareness of the detrimental environmental impact of animal agriculture.

Orange County Animal Services OOH

Communication Arts

Simple, yet emotional, these OOH ads for the Orange County Animal Services show how adopting the right pet can perpetuate joy during this stressful time.

25 Fantastic Logo Templates Featuring Animals & Pets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We bet you love your animal friends! So the next time you’re designing a logo or brainstorming branding possibilities, it might be time to get some inspiration from the animal world. Let’s dive into these stunning logo templates featuring animals and pets!

Cecilia Reeve's hand-drawn animated music video for Nijuu's latest song Blue is an underwater dream

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It took over 700 individual drawings for London artist Cecilia Reeve to make this incredible animated music video for Nijuu's latest song, Blue – one that conjures those dreamy feelings of freedom and solitude we experience when going for a swim.