"The Lion King” is one of Disney’s highest-grossing films and one of the top animated movies of all time. It’s not just because it has a great storyline, it’s because, despite largely consisting of hand-drawn animation, it looked and felt very real.
Here are 4 things freelance animators can learn from the movie "The Lion King":
1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If a client wants you to animate something that requires you to use technology that technically doesn't exist yet, don't hesitate to reach out to your fellow freelance animators and brainstorm a way to get it done.
2. Think outside the box
See difficult client projects as an opportunity to think outside the box and perhaps even invent a new animation technique that doesn't exist yet.
3. Do your research
Jump on the internet and research some ideas on how to get a challenging project done, or take a short course that will help you develop the specific skills you need to animate what the client requires of you.
4. Try to invent your own special effects
Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new and create never-before-seen effects. You might just end up with groundbreaking work and become one of the most sought-after freelance animators out there.