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Video: How do you make an inanimate object move like a human?

Disney reveals some of their cartoon secrets.

WE’RE QUITE THE fan of spotting when animals look like famous humans. (Presenting the Animals That Look Like Bill Murray tumblr…)

Animation has taken anthropomorphism to a whole new level. This video from Disney’s Research Hub, based in Pittsburgh in the US, breaks down the steps by which the studio take  human motion data and uses it to animate objects so that they move like… us.

Check out the anglepoise lamp emoting ‘sad’ at 2.35. Or the angry penguin straight afterwards. Cute.


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