Preproduction—Planning and Scriptwriting


Animation is an entertainment medium like no other. It offers extraordinary flexibility, as each part of its process can be handled and controlled by the creator. It operates using a different (but recognizable) vocabulary from that of live-action film, enabling different forms of expression to exist in a space for an audience to engage with. As such, it permits new versions of worlds or environments for films, giving tremendous creative freedom for writers, artists, animators, directors, and producers to transport audiences to different dimensions of “reality,” which seem real but are in fact imagined.

This chapter examines the contribution that early planning and scriptwriting play in this creative ...

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