This book gives today's digital animators lessons of had-classical animation techniques used by animators. Within the covers of this one book is just about everything required to conceive, produce, direct, animate, assemble, publish, and distribute an animated film. The tips and techniques in this book are timeless and applicable whether you want to make a 2D or 3D film, or a Web-based animation or a game. The book includes a comprehensive DVD containing a full version of the author's film, 'Endangered Species', which showcases the great and classic moments of animation's history. In addition there is an extensive analysis section on 'Endangered Species', explaining how the film was made on a scene-by-scene basis, using movie clips and other demo material to illustrate the text.