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12 Principles of Animation
1 - Squash and Stretch
2 - Anticipation
3 - Staging
4 - Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose
5 - Follow Through & Overlapping Action
6 - Slow-In & Slow-Out
7 - Arcs
8 - Secondary Action
9 - Timing
10 - Exaggeration
11 - Solid Drawing
12 - Appeal
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12 Principles of Animation

The 12 Principles of Animation were authored & refined by The 9 Old Men, who were the founders of Disney Animation. These principles contain the necessary foundation for anyone wanting to learn animation. Whether it is tradition animation, flash, or computer 3d generated animation, the 12 Principles of Animation are key to acquiring the necessary skills needed for creating animations. A complete description of these principles, along with examples and illustrations are located in their respective articles. The following video is a quick reference only, and not meant to be a thorough analysis.