Cento Lodigiani and the 12 Principles of Animation

Animator Cento Lodigiani made a short film that serves as a concise overview of the 12 principles of animation:

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 movie is my personal take on those principles, applied to simple shapes. Like a cube.

Click below the fold to see the film.

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3D Printed Zoetrope by Shaun Rogers

3D Printed Zoetrope from Shaun Rogers on Vimeo.

Yesterday we took a look at The Story of the Animated Drawing, a 1955 episode of the ABC television show Disneyland. At one point in the episode Walt Disney demonstrated a handful of 19th century novelty devices that paved the way for the development of animation. One of these devices, the zoetrope, has had a 21st century revival in the form of 3D printed variations like the one featured at the top of this post by animator Shaun Rogers (no relation).

The Story of the Animated Drawing (1955)

Notes on The Story of the Animated Drawing (1955):

On Tuesday we watched an episode of the 1950s television show, Disneyland. The ABC Television network was an early investor in the construction of the Anaheim amusement park; along with that funding ABC got Disney to produce and host a weekly show that highlighted different aspects of the park in addition to other subjects pertaining to the studio. This particular episode is a concise overview of the early history of animation.

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Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

I’m looking forward to checking out this documentary:

Animator. Storyman. Troublemaker. Take an intimate journey through the life and career of the ‘Forrest Gump’ of the animation industry — Floyd Norman. At 80 years old, see how this Disney Legend, the first African American artist and storyman at Disney, continues to impact animation and stir up his own brand of “trouble”.

For more information, please visit: FloydNormanMovie.com