Bumblebee, CGI, and the Rules of Disney Animation

This video essay breaks down a scene from Bumblebee through the lens of traditional Disney animation. How can Disney’s decades-old principles of animation apply to computer animation and CGI? Given his background in stop motion animation, what does director Travis Knight bring to this film that was missing from Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise? This video attempts to answer those questions.

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CGI


Creators on Film History


Film Analysis


Filmmaking


Scene Analysis


Scene Breakdown


Special & Visual Effects


Technique Analysis: Visual Storytelling


The Story Behind...


Action


Action Adventure


Action/Sci-Fi


Animation Techniques


Disney


Sci-Fi


Sci-Fi Adventure