This lesson will cover the traditional animation principle exaggeration. Exaggeration is one of twelve original Walt Disney principles designed to bring characters to life and connect with the audience. Students will view professional examples from current and past animated shorts and be able to identify the principle within a scene. The students will then further explore the exaggeration principle by creating their own walk, run, and jump cycles utilizing Preston Blair's artistic exaggerated style.

Lesson Time

Instructional Time
40 Minutes
Student Activity Time
90 Minutes
Closure and Reflection
20 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The student will be able to apply the exaggeration principle to their own animations.
  • The student will be able to identify how the exaggeration principle is utilized in the industry.
  • The student will practice traditional and digital art skills.

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