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Your Animation Academy Drawings

I thought I'd create a thread and we can all post our Animation Academy drawings. Here's ZapperZ's:

Post yours if you have em and if not, remember to get em next time you're at WDW!

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I finally captured my result at the Animation Academy. Not as bad as I expected:

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Not bad?? I think it's great. If it were mine, you would probably not even recognize it as a face laugh

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Great job, Brad!

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So..I could get shot for this one..but where exactly IS this place??

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Bella, there's an animation academy in dhs in the animation courtyard andat Disney quest. Great job Brad!

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Alright, here are mine & scrappy's drawings.
This is mine;


and this is scrappy's:

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Oh, those are great, MrHub and Scrappy! Your stitch's look like big and little brothers! Was the line long to get in?

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Those are great scrappy & mrhub!!! I have to try this on our next trip..mine will probably be awwwwwwwwwwwwful but I'll give it a try.

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Those are great! Thanks for sharing.

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We got lucky with our timing on this. We walked in and had about a two minute wait.

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I've done this a number of time and I've never had to wait more than ten or fifteen minutes. Once we got there right as the 'class' was starting so we had to wait until the next class. Another time there was a large family with kids we let go ahead of us so they could all be together so we waited for the next show then too. I don't remember either wait being long enough to be bothersome.

Even if you can't draw to save your life and/or you don't enjoy it, I still think this is a great attraction.

I never mentioned before, but this thread reminded me; I had an International Baccalaureate language teacher who was a former Disney artist/animator. He could do amazing things with a whiteboard.

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We had the class before ours fill up, so we had to wait for the next class. I think they're every hour generally.

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Our class only took about 15 minutes and as soon as it was done, the artist said you could come right back in and do another one and they were going to do a different character. I think the classes are just as long as it takes to draw the picture. They started filling right up again for the next class.

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mrhub wrote:
Our class only took about 15 minutes and as soon as it was done, the artist said you could come right back in and do another one and they were going to do a different character. I think the classes are just as long as it takes to draw the picture. They started filling right up again for the next class.

wow! Ours have always taken 30-45 mins! I guess we've been drawing hard characters! I'm always amazed at how they teach the steps; it's almost as if drawing isn't all that hard (which, of course, it is).

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I wonder if it depends on the crowd level, which drawing, or other factors? You would think that, like most attractions, would be standardized though. Every time I've been, as soon one class finished the next filed in. I wasn't timing it, but having waited in line for the next class I know it wasn't an hour (and I don't think it was even thirty minutes). Maybe I've just been fortunate.

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Do you get to choose the characters you want to draw or do they have specific ones each session??

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The whole class does the same character. Of course I was hoping for Mickey. The funny thing is, I said that morning that if we did not get Mickey I at least wanted to draw one of the main characters. I even went as far as saying I hoped we did not get Stitch lol. I have never seen Lilo and Stitch. I know who they are but that is all I know about them. Oh well, this just means we will try again on our next trip. We could see the list of which characters had already been done that day. They had done Mickey, Minnie, two different Donalds and a few others that I can not remember.

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Yeah I can imagine it now, we'll be in this place for 3 days till she gets to do Mickey!

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mrhub wrote:
Yeah I can imagine it now, we'll be in this place for 3 days till she gets to do Mickey!

laugh laugh laugh Well she's a woman who knows what she wants!

I can't wait to try it out! Where is it in HS?

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What a surprise - I got to do this last nite! I had never been to the Animation Academy. We walked in, took our time looking through some of the exhibits, and then went to the back while we awaited our class. Not a long wait at all - maybe 5 or 10 minutes...my friend Beth and I were chatting, so we didn't really care about the wait. But it was so fun - and relaxing. And WHAT a cool souvenir to take home!

Here's my pic of Pluto:

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Oh wow Liz... that photo makes me want to do that now! Great drawing!

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Lizzy, that's a GREAT drawing! I think you ought to get a very cool frame for it - it's definitely worthy! awesome

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Not at the Animation Academy, but my son wanted me to draw Phineas and Ferb and I found some step by step directions online!

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Nice job Lizzy! awesome

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Great drawing Smile

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Me too!!! Oct 14...can't wait, we'll be there through Oct 22. Have found so many new things to see & do thanks to all the posts. We are DVC members since 1997 & love staying on property.

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I love this place! I did it three times in EMHs last time we were there! I drew genie, Mickey, and Goofy. Good stuff!

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I just found this thread. I love Animation Academy! It's my favorite thing to do while Benn is off doing ToT and RnR. Here are a few of my sketches over the past year. I have a Tinker Bell somewhere, too, but I can't find it at the moment.

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I don't have any pics but I have been to one in Disney World at Disney Quest so no paper but still a fun memory. That was a Pluto drawing also.
Then I did the animation Academy in California Adventure( right after Turtle Talk with Crush) and we drew Jack Skellington but I gave that to my besti for her bday.

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Great drawings, Annie! I've only done it once and we drew Donald (I think) and it was not so good. Love Animation Academy, though! awesome