Character Animation

How do animators add character to their creations? Joanna Quinn (Girls’ Night Out) and Glen Keane (a veteran of many Disney films) explain how they inject human characteristics into their artwork, while specialist Paul Wells gives a brief history of character animation.

Wells cites examples from the dawn of animation (Gertie the Dinosaur) right up to the present day, commenting on the postmodern knowingness of Dreamworks’ films and the darker undercurrents of Pixar’s work.


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