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Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Animating zombies with puppets


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What style of animation perfectly mimics the movement of zombies? Puppet animation allows for just the right amount of zombie-like stiff limbs and jerky stumbles. TED-Ed animators show how to bring a zombie to life through 2D puppet animation (and how to try this at home).

Additional Resources for you to Explore

See the other Animation Basics TED-Ed Lessons. This is the inverse kinematics script that we use (and some useful information about it)! Some successful and well-known puppet-style animation include South Park & the Wonder Pets. Terry Gilliam teaches the magic of cut-out animation. Here are some of Team TED-Ed's favorite digital puppet-style animation films: Sita Sings the Blues Tale of How Rabbit What to Do with CO2 And our favorite handmade cut-out films: The Adventures of Prince Achmed Tale of Tales Prince and Princess Fleet Foxes - The Shrine/An Argument

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