Digital Animation Assignment: Week 14

Animation Analysis Assignment: Principles of Animation

Video Selection: Steamboat Willie

 

While “Steamboat Willie” is not the very first animation ever created, it does have the distinction of being the very first with a full soundtrack and integrated music as well as the first publicly released Disney film animation.

Walt Disney was instant on exaggerating the principles of animation. His ideas on character design were all about enhancing the characters personality. Every character is drawn in such a manner as to give a clear idea of personality.. For instance, the ornery Captain, the ambitious Willie (Mickey Mouse), the condescending parrot etc… For Walt.. it was all about how the viewer interpreted the character and ensuring that interpretation matched his vision.