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Carlos Baena’s Journey: Simplicity in Animation

Diverse characters, simple shapes Have you ever gotten lost in the complexities of your animation? Do you tend to over-complicate your work? In this piece,...

Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2018

We’re so proud to release our 2018 student showcase! Every year it gets harder and harder to narrow it down to just a few...

Our Top 10 Animation Blog Posts of 2018

Start 2019 with a bang by reviewing our most popular posts of 2018! Learn how to master a moving hold from Shawn Kelly, or...

You Are a Tool

Animation Mentor Co-Founder Shawn Kelly drops some truth bombs about being a studio animator. Don’t worry—it’s not as bad as it sounds! Before we dive...

Some Tips for Animating Dialogue

Mentor and Animator Jay Jackson has worked on some of our favorites! From The Little Mermaid to Hercules to Tarzan—the list goes on!...

Graduation and CTN 2018!

We had an INCREDIBLE time at graduation and CTNX this year and wanted to share some of our favorite memories! It’s always so inspiring...

Recharge Your Animation Batteries

Eventually, no matter who you are, and no matter how much passion you have, your animation batteries are going to need some help. Which...

The New Animator’s Guide to Industry Politics

Because industry politics is an uncomfortable—and sometimes unfortunate—topic, I think it’s probably avoided far too much. New animators breaking into the industry are probably...