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

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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Rick HEAD GUIOE DoN't !! Do ! 10 hAir points EAR s+icks out HAir should tApek 4oo FAR. odd1z in ANd smAller ShAfed. get As it- goes oown his head HEADSource: Character Design References

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MORty Body GidE E torso should Be Parallel, Don+ Draw his torso Like or EYAL Distanee this Bell shaped! Musele MAN NO! SHApel! Noou'

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Butt. shoulD Be When Not profile A (oMinG of Dont Draw Butt like +his.. Flat ot Shirt. N0o'

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MoRtY'S HEAD DOS DONHS DoNt! yes!! NO! Lines. Coming IM AWWW (if theyuereto yeah! coo4inve on) Should NEVeR Intersect+. DO Oon't 0o000000. the stoe hi

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DO Dont Poin't tha+ Lis Nose NoSe point MORE 0OWn up !' IOWNJOR than up. EW4W who is +hi5 ?! twtf!?.' DO Don't place Nose closer Fa cing to the For w

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Do Don't giue enoush his chin DAbg. MeAT his Lose under Movth wte?! Aww/eah. NOSe Don't =U Draw his NoSe More As A Not Like horse shoe, OR U'. A thu

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MR. BOOBY BUYER EARLY FINAL SKETCHES DESIGNS

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EARLY FINAL SKETCHES DESIGNS

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Naked Nc LUNci Ref This dude in the Season 2 finale is inspired by the 1991 sci-fi Naked Lunch. MAYiMus J Puson CRAGKEDCON

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Rick and Morty - Ep. 104 Size SMALLER Simar ace too Sfots to sit STARBURNS INDUSTRIES

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Rick and Morty -Ep.204 Justin: I like almost all P39 No P40 P37 P38 Djinni Nn Els Blsm p4l P42 Bigcat CArrn MIcanda. ORACKEDCOM

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Romaenpt OLD Shle& MANiCan Yes! NISA MONkEY THA Rolber Fo2an Momrtinenr Yes Yes eafader Seotisan Eshowan Beapidd Lg Shake.speare Yes! CRACKEDCOMT

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cleo Yes! Heks frot Nut cheker Yes OiL Sdlpod Beshith.ll We Gnowe EL ORACKEDCOMT

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Py8 P49 P5o PiNATA Sex? PANDA Pnimg No No P52 P53 p5I Kaisar 5eafCace bear wilbales P54 Gin LuckyCAt Yes CRACKEDCOMT

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Maybe, if it works P43 w/downshot f P44 Rasta HUGE BABY pub Py7 puS uahngm wad Lnberiaek nick Re ThiS Yes yes!! ORACKEDEOM

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