The 5 Most Common Animation Styles & You

A Beginner’s Guide to Movie Magic

Our goal at Fun Academy Motion Pictures is to provide entertainment with an educational component. But that learning isn’t confined to what appears on screen: beyond exploring the past, we want to provide a look into the tool kit our artists use to construct the cinematic world of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.

We throw around terms like “keyframes” and “3D modeling,” but what do they really mean?

Thankfully, we’re not alone in our love of the filmmaking process. Morr Meroz over at Bloop Animation has provided several great overviews of how animation is made for all interest levels – from casual movie buffs to aspiring professionals – so now you, too, can be the anchor of every trivia team and that guy during the credits of your next family movie night!

In this video, Morr explains the differences between the five most common schools of animation:

  • Traditional “cel” animation
  • 2D vector animation
  • 3D computer animation (that’s us)
  • Motion graphics
  • Stop Motion


Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is an upcoming computer-animated feature film based on the incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the streets by a young Soldier on the eve of World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. For his valor and courage, Stubby is recognized as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in U.S. Army history.

Starring Logan LermanHelena Bonham CarterGérard Depardieu
Music by Patrick Doyle
Animation by Mikros Image

The film is slated to theatrically debut on April 13, 2018. For exclusive production updates, follow Stubby’s big screen adventures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest!

Sgt. Stubby marches into theaters April 13, 2018!


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