More Art Than Science: Rick And Morty's Animation Do's And Don'ts

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Rick and Morty features some of the cleanest depictions of the grossest stuff in the history of animation. There's an immense amount of detail the animation team needs to get just right, from the scale of a huge baby right down to Morty's miniscule ass.

Here's a peak behind the curtain at the show's animation guide, including illustrations from character designer Maximus J. Pauson and notes from co-creator Justin Roiland:

  • Rick's Anatomy
  • Morty's Anatomy
  • Character Concept Art
  • Notes From Justin Roiland

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