2D animation is nothing but the process of creating movement in two-dimensional objects such as characters, FX and backgrounds. We get to see the illusion of movements of the images when each of the image is put one after another. There are different processes followed by different studio to produce animation. This usually depends on what kind of animation project the studio is working on. There are five steps of the animation process they are: animation storyboard, animation audio production, visual development, animation production and finally animation post production.
Released in February this year, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale is a Japanese animation adventure and fantasy film based on the light novel series ‘Sword Art Online’ written by Reki Kawahara. The film was produced by A-1 pictures, directed by Tomohiko Itō and character designs were done by Shingo Adachi. The English version was released in March.
Based on the anime series and shōnen manga ‘Fairy Tail’ by Hiro Mashima, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry was released in May this year. The film is a Japanese animated action fantasy film directed by Tatsuma Minawikama. Tetsuya Kakihara, Rie Kugimiya, Aya Hirano, Yuichi Nakamura, Sayaka , Satomi Satō, and Yui Horie come back to reprise their roles from the TV series. Funimation released the English version of the film in the United States.
Blue Dreams Studio’s ‘Animal Crackers’ is a Spanish-American 3D animated fantasy film that was released in June this year. The movie is directed by Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft and stars real life husband and wife, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Other A list cast members include Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito, Raven-Symoné,Patrick Warburton,Ian McKellen and Wallace Shawn.