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The 6 Basic Emotions: Animating Sadness with Tim Ingersoll

Out of all the animated films I worked on, The Little Mermaid was one of my favorites. Especially the scene of Ariel, breaking down...

Q&A with OpenPixel Studios Co-Founder Kathryn Taccone

Animation Mentor: Tell us about your animation journey; why did you decide to pursue animation? Kathryn Taccone: I grew up in a family of creatives,...

Top 3 Reasons You Need Creature Animation on Your Demo Reel

Just a few of the films on Shawn Kelly's IMDb page Shawn Kelly, Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Animation Mentor Co-Founder...

What Ever Happened to Saturday Morning Cartoons?

For the majority of adults in their 30s and 40s today, Saturday morning cartoon time was sacrosanct when they were kids. If you had...

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...

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!...

Video: How to Create Walk Cycles for Video Games

Creating a convincing walk cycle for games can be tough but when you also need to have a walk move at an exact speed,...

Why Your Animation Needs Contrast, Part 1: Posing

What's contrast? Well, on your TV, your digital camera, or in Photoshop, it's the amount of grayscale that exists between black and white. But...