What are the12 basic principles of animation

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the Walt Disney Studios, among them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s.,These principles came as a result of book about their practice and through Disney’s desire to use animation to express character and personality. so today we are going to disclose very intresting thing about this very informative book and it principles.

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The book gives a history of Disney animation and explains the processes involved in clear, non-technical terms. The philosophy of the Di sney animators is expressed in the so-called 12 basic principles of animation. It contains 489 plates in full color, and thousands of black and white illustrations ranging from storyboard sketches to entire animation sequences.

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