I doubt I’d be ruffling anybody’s feathers if I said that the fur in Zootopia looked and animated fantastically, but did you know it was good enough to receive awards? Not the most surprising bit of news, sure. But still, it’s always nice to see Disney’s animators get recognition for their hard work.
Just recently, Disney Animation Studio received a Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their innovative Hair Simulation System which they’ve used to animate the hair and fur in many of their more recent movies, including Zootopia. Disney Animation released a video celebrating this accomplishment along with a nice montage of all the impressive feats in animation this system has allowed Disney’s artists and animators to pull off. Naturally, there’d be a shot of Nick in the mix showing off his tail in all its beautifully animated glory. Come on Nick, shake what your momma (and Disney’s artists and animators) gave you!
Congratulations to the team behind Walt Disney Animation Studios' Hair Simulation System on receiving a Technical Achievement Award at this year's @TheAcademy #SciTechAwards! This system provides artists with a versatile set of tools to help craft the motion of characters' hair. pic.twitter.com/w8JXJmiaEi
— Disney Animation (@DisneyAnimation) February 2, 2021