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Group Info

Zooanimate is dedicated to the display of excellent animal animation from a large variety of species and actions.

This group is meant to inspire those who are interested in animation and those interested in learning how to animate non-human living things with the same life and vitality we see in the real world.
Every medium is allowed: traditional, digital, CG, stop motion, etc. So long as there's frame by frame manipulation and a demonstration of quality and ingenuity then your submission will likely be accepted.

There are seven categories to choose from:

Films, for finished projects depicting a story.
Works in Progress, for films or projects that aren't finished and might wish feedback in order to improve.
Quadrupedal, for animations featuring four legged motion (ex. dog, cat, horse, walking dragon)
Bipedal, for animations featuring two legged motion (ex. ostrich, dinosaur, hopping parrot)
Flying, for animations featuring animals in flight (ex. bird, bat, flying dragons)
Miscellaneous, for animations that feature non quad, biped, or flying motion (ex. insects, multi-legged creatures, snakes)
And Tutorials on how to animate for helping watchers improve their technique (whether or not they include animals).

This club does NOT allow:
1. Animations that are things like "dog opens and closes its mouth" or "horse wags its tail". Said animations must display fuller knowledge of animated technique and be more than a still image with a blinking eye or slight shifting of the head. The purpose of this club is to inspire and encourage fully animated animals, not blinkies or winkies, no matter how cool they might look.
2. Furries that don't act like animals. Anthropomorphic humanoid animals can look cool and be animated well, but if the only difference between the character's acting and human behavior is the possession of ears and a tail, then it doesn't count.
3. Template animations or animations traced from other animations. An disallowed submission would be the iconic Wolf's Rain wolf run because it isn't an example of the artist's ingenuity nor does a copy inspire better than the original.

This club DOES allow:
1. Morphing from human to animal as morphing is a fundamental part of animation.
2. Humans animated as if they're animals.
3. Non-human monsters (dragons, unicorns, unique creations)
4. Animations that don't have animals as the main focus, so long as said animal is more than just a prop.
5. Rotoscoped or motion captured animals. Both methods are legitimate animation techniques that can and have been well done.
Founded 9 Years ago
Oct 25, 2010


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313 Members
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Works in Progress
Conan on horseback-continued by BrianLadouceur
Aquaman! by BrianLadouceur
Conan on horseback by BrianLadouceur
WIP anim - come play with me by nekonotaishou
Pigeon walk animation by AndreiLlacuna
Dromaeosaur Shopping by nekonotaishou
Running Mate by BrianLadouceur


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Zenith by FablePaint
Celestial Entity by DarkmaneTheWerewolf
Storm by flaerty
New Heights by Shotechi
Flappy Bread Birb by nekonotaishou
Perry Pictures
Club Stamps
Secondary motions: Dog Jowels + Tails (On Youtube) by DarkmaneTheWerewolf
Clash by Milkfake


Bunny Cleaning :3 by Snow-Body Bunny Cleaning :3 :iconsnow-body:Snow-Body 399 131
Stupid Fox: Venus Fly Trap :iconjengarza:JenGarza 691 119
Advice:Free animation software by Crevist Advice:Free animation software :iconcrevist:Crevist 1,019 144 Bounding T-Rex Animation by DarkmaneTheWerewolf Bounding T-Rex Animation :icondarkmanethewerewolf:DarkmaneTheWerewolf 506 73


Yo! A slight update to our submission policy. We have a dirth of profile quad runs (mostly canines and horses). That would be four-legged runs and gallops as viewed from the side. So many are submitted that we've started restricting average examples.

If you want to submit a quad run/walk/trot/gallop, ask yourself these questions:

1) is it a good to GREAT example of that animation?
2) Can I or someone else learn something from this animation they couldn't already learn looking at a Muybridge chart?
3) Is there something unique about the angle, execution, or medium?

If not, if it looks like every other profile quad walk/run in our gallery, then it might be vetoed.
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Ducktalesfan001 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018
hey, i need help. How do i post animations on DA from 2d pencil?
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm going to guess that you're talking about me =p I forgive you for what you did btw.

We're still in the process of getting a new icon. Perry the Tree Frog was the winning entry for a mascot contest we had a while ago, we just need someone to animate him.

Sexual content follows the same rules as per DeviantART's policies. We don't need to tout that this as it's already a requirement of the site we are a part of. So far, no such content has been submitted but if it were deemed inappropriate, we would deny and report submission.
TawnySoup Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Student Filmographer
Not sure why my offer to join the group was declined? After one of my pieces was requested to be submitted (and I accepted) ;^; It does look like the last members that joined were a while ago... Was I supposed to include an animation in the joining comment? I don't see any additional joining instructions anywhere :/
FablePaint Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Professional Filmographer
if you could include them in your joining comment, it would avoid confusion. But yeah this group is pretty slow. It's a very casually curated gallery. I check it maybe once a week.
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Instructions to join are in the About Us section [Here]. Two pieces of animation are required for evaluation and your membership will be assessed based on these pieces.
TawnySoup Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Student Filmographer
Ah, thank you ;A; The about us pages tend to be empty on other groups, so i didn't think to check there
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
No problem =) Please include the links in your membership correspondence for us to look at when you re-apply.
WayCool64 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Filmographer

Hello there, I'm currently looking for experienced animators to volunteer for a fanmade animated project.


More info can be found in this link:…

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