From Snow White to Shrek, it is the design that communicates a character's personality, before a single word of dialogue is spoken. This book explains the design concepts, character hierarchy, and on how to work with script, how to maximize a pose, and how to finish a character that sparkles. It also includes advice from professionals.
TOM BANCROFT has worked in traditional animation for 15 years, spending most of that time at Disney Feature Animation, where he was supervising animator for the character Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy), in the movie "Mulan." He has also worked for Big Idea Productions on the popular "Veggietales" series as a character designer, CG animator, storyboard artist, and director. His most recent work was on Disney's feature film, Brother Bear.