Embracing Minimalism & Limitations in Animation

Animation often tries to accurately depict the “real world," and it's getting better all the time. VR animation is on the rise, CGI animation is getting downright scary, and even traditional 2D cell animation looks more “realistic” every year. However, there’s a subtle power in simplicity. When animators embrace the limitations of animation—particularly with simple animatics or stop-motion—they're often able to convey emotions and rich stories with dream-like characters and unrealistic heroes.