Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Greg Marlow

Thesis Professor Department

Digital Media

Thesis Reader(s)

Donald Armstrong, Scott Koterbay


There is a difference between making something move and bringing something to life in animation. The animation principles work together to bring out character that is only visible with memorable movement. Given how the entertainment space has changed and grown over recent years, it is arguably vital for characters to be unforgettable for franchises to survive. This creative thesis explores how personalities are interpreted in animation by viewers and creators, and a workflow to bring the personalities to the forefront in the piece. Three distinct characters will be animated with the same set of animations to showcase how a personality can shine.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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