Saturday, 26 March 2011

Research - Rubber Hose Animation

Rubber Hose Animation

Rubber Hose animation was used in the first cartoons, where the limbs of a character exhibit no joints and had the appearance and movement of a flexible rubber hose. This intentional style was first started by animator; Otto Messmer and Bill Nolan with Felix the Cat. With the use of Rubber Hose animation, characters and objects could be highly exaggerated with their movements to produce impossible looking poses and animations.



  1. Thats a good point. I almost forgot about those cartoons without 'bones'.

    Should be helpful, you planning on using it in your work?

  2. Sure will, as my object needs to be exaggerated with its movements.