It’s no secret that Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a slew of timeless classics over the century. So given their industry experience and reputation, there's no doubt that many animators, whether aspiring or professional, can learn a lot from the company.
Here are some success secrets that made Disney's animations so incredible:
1. Never let failure stop you from trying to succeed.
During World War II, Disney Studios, like other businesses at the time, suffered from fluctuating revenues and massive employee loss. However, they continued to create shorts and films in new and different ways, improving their art, and eventually managed to bounce back from the brink.
2. Focus on improving for the love of art.
It's no secret that one of the best ways to secure your future is to prepare for it, and if you're not working consistently on improving your skills and bettering your craft, you're not working on your future.
3. Consider spending some time learning about the human body.
One of the most interesting bits of insider info about Disney Animation Studios is that they have offered free human drawing classes for their animators since 1932.
4. The act of recycling and reusing animations is not always lazy.
Sometimes repurposing assets, animations, or even sketches can help smoothen the overall production process and significantly save your time and money. A classic example of Disney animators using this tactic can be seen in Snow Whites's animations being recycled for Maid Marian's character animations in Robin Hood.
5. Learn from other animators as much as possible.
Whenever you feel out of creative juices, remember that the world is filled with talented and diverse artists and animators to learn and get inspiration from.
6. Keep going.
From hand-drawing everything to using advanced computer graphics, Disney produced a lot of remarkable films over the years. As an animator, you know how tedious and time-consuming animation is. But if you keep going, at the end of all that effort and time is a masterpiece.