CHAPTER 10

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Appeal

[Appeal]… often misinterpreted to suggest cuddly bunnies and soft kittens.

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation – Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston

Appeal is sometimes misinterpreted as a traditional animation principle that applies only to stylized, cartoony, or cute Disney characters. This is incorrect as appeal in animation can also equally be applied to animation design or performance that is dark or fits a more adult tone and mood.

It can equally be applied to design or performance for a striking heroic character or villainess. The best designed features and animations will appeal to a wide range of viewers and will typically ...

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