There was some confusion among the animators when Walt first asked for more realism then criticized the result because it was not exaggerated enough.
The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation – Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
Exaggeration is an important principle to understand and apply in your animations and VFX shots. It is typically used alongside the other animation principles to provide additional impact and readability to a sequence. As a device, it can be clearly seen in every action movie made, with ramped up action and effects increasing the audience excitement and suspension of disbelief. For animation, it can equally ...