Learning Methods

Choose which learning method fit your needs

Online Workshops

Recorded Classes

Learn at your own pace with our Online pre-recorded Workshops and Master Classes.

Mentorship

Live Classes

2 months (18 sessions) of LIVE Lectures, Workflow Animation Demos and Personal shot critiques.

The Workshops

  • Rigs

    LIFETIME Access to State of the art rigs, compatible with industry standards

  • Mentorship

    18 sessions over 9 weeks of LIVE classes, workflow demos and personal shot critiques.

  • Pre-recorded Classes

    Unlimited Access to purchased classes.

What's The Animation Box?

The Animation Box is a platform where I'll make tutorials, masterclasses, and workshops. I'll provide different character rigs depending on the class you sign up for.

So far, we are working on the first master class, where you will be able to download the "Harry Rig."
In this class, I'll demonstrate how is my workflow while animating a cartoon action shot in Autodesk Maya. I'll also have lectures explaining Blocking/Breakdowns/Spline techniques.

Who is the course for?

Mentorship classes are for everyone (any level). From beginners to working professionals that want to grow their animation knowledge. 

Cartoon Mechanics Masterclass was designed for animators with a good understanding of Maya and animation principles. Intermediate to Advanced animators looking to step up their cartoon workflow.

What are you expecting to learn?

Industry professionals with decades of experience workflow: Planning, Blocking, Breakdown, Spline, and Polish techniques.


Any questions, shoot me an email contact@theanimationbox.com.

Instructor Gallery

Professional Work

Instructor

Yuri Lementy

Yuri has 18 years of experience working with 3D Animation. Originally from Brazil, he moved to Canada in 2010 where he had the opportunity to work in studios like Sony Imageworks, Method Studios and now Relic Entertainment. His resume includes movies like Smallfoot, Storks, Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2, Emoji Movie, Open Season 2 and Smurfs.
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Yuri Lementy

2017 Animation Reel

Reviews

5 star rating

Amazing course

David Penagos

This is by far one of the best invest I have done in my life. The course definitely helps you a lot on approaching cartoon animations. Love the fact that you...

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This is by far one of the best invest I have done in my life. The course definitely helps you a lot on approaching cartoon animations. Love the fact that you can take your time to review each video and actually analyse every lecture. It is like having a tutor at home. Very throughout on each aspect when planning a shot. Totally worth it.

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One of the best mentors!

Thomas Huynh

Yuri is definitely one of the best animation mentors I've ever had. He is so friendly and eager to help. I love how well he breaks down examples during lectu...

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Yuri is definitely one of the best animation mentors I've ever had. He is so friendly and eager to help. I love how well he breaks down examples during lectures so that they are easy to understand. He also has a HUGE library of references and examples to help teach you. He points out a lot of little things that my eyes might not have seen at first glance and he is able to point them out to me to give me that ah-ha! moment. His reviews are always awesome and he gives many great suggestions to help push your shot even further. Yuri is also very up to date on the latest tools and tricks and always takes his time to explain everything to you. There were many little tips and tricks that I learned from him that I have not seen anywhere else. I've learned so much, thank you!

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5 star rating

Taught Me How To Animate

Nick Hernandez

I entered this course as a beginner/intermediate with only 10 months worth of experience through online tutorials. After two months of watching and re-watchi...

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I entered this course as a beginner/intermediate with only 10 months worth of experience through online tutorials. After two months of watching and re-watching this course, I can finally begin animating with full confidence. I like that Yuri teaches multiple approaches to breaking down a shot while working in spline mode for amazing results. Definitely worth the money.

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Incredible Masterclass!

Hector Gil

Since I saw the first works in progress of the animation box I fell in love with the character and the concept behind the masterclass. Seeing an industry ...

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Since I saw the first works in progress of the animation box I fell in love with the character and the concept behind the masterclass. Seeing an industry professional like Yuri working in a shot is just incredible, now I am applying his workflow on my own shots and everything makes more sense. Thanks Yuri and congrats for this amazing class, everything is well put together and very easy to follow. I can't wait to see the future of The Animation Box

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5 star rating

This course is fantastic!

Fabian Martinez

This course is fantastic! Even if you are learning or already have some experience, you can learn a lot from Yuri's techniques. I definitely highly recommend...

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This course is fantastic! Even if you are learning or already have some experience, you can learn a lot from Yuri's techniques. I definitely highly recommend these classes.

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5 star rating

Life changing look at Cartoony Animations

Anna Nechaeva

Hey! My name is Anna, I thought to write here my little story :) I've always thought myself as a "realistic" animator, specializing in mocap, setting u...

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Hey! My name is Anna, I thought to write here my little story :) I've always thought myself as a "realistic" animator, specializing in mocap, setting up animations in Unreal - technical stuff... I was so used to think like that, that eventually got very scared even to try cartoony looking shots. I didn't know where to start and what are the rules for making something cartoony, but then I've got an animation test from a very good company... And the assignment was - to make an extremely cartoony shot! I freaked out! And then found this course. And it's just amazing! Very high-quality videos with a huge amount of cool and yet very accessible tricks to follow. All that time I was so afraid to try making something cartoony, I thought it's absolutely another dimension that I could never be a part of... but with this course I just got it! The rules are very simple to follow, with just couple changes in perception, following the tutorials, I could make good stylized poses for blocking, change timing and spacing and make everything look fun and cartoony at the end! And the amount of fun I've had working with Harry rig was just incredible! I've spent the whole weekend watching tutorials and by the end of next week passed the test (! ! !) Now I'm planning to practice a lot, I loved it so much!!! I really can't recommend "The Animation Box" enough! I loved it with all my heart and I'm deeply grateful to Yuri for making it! Thank you so much!

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Winter 2020 Mentorship Evening class review

Kyoko Wada

The lecture was very thorough. The instructor critiqued, corrected and showed how to fix each pose, etc. for each student's submission. He spent a lot of tim...

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The lecture was very thorough. The instructor critiqued, corrected and showed how to fix each pose, etc. for each student's submission. He spent a lot of time for each student. He also showed many reference animations from his own or from other animation movies. I have taken many animation classes at an art school in the past but in this mentorship course, I learned a lot more materials, actual techniques and tips used in the animation industries and animation principles.I was also a real beginner and it was intimidating to see other students doing a lot more advanced animation, but the class atmosphere was very encouraging and helpful. It was a great course! I wish I could spend more time on homeworks.

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5 star rating

Fantastic Mentorship

manuel zambrano

Yuri is an amazing teacher, the class feels totally personalized, no rushes and super clear, he provides good tips and great lessons. Totally recommended.

Yuri is an amazing teacher, the class feels totally personalized, no rushes and super clear, he provides good tips and great lessons. Totally recommended.

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Winter Review

Robert Rivera

Thank you for everything, Yuri! I really learned a lot from you over these past few months. It has been a great experience and am looking forward practicin...

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Thank you for everything, Yuri! I really learned a lot from you over these past few months. It has been a great experience and am looking forward practicing the concepts that you have shown.

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5 star rating

Awesome

Steven Morris

Awesome course! really enjoyed it. Full of awesome tips, great explanations and examples.

Awesome course! really enjoyed it. Full of awesome tips, great explanations and examples.

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Great course to improve your skills

Gaétan Lcl

Lots of cool tips and a solid workflow to make a cartoon shot. Great rig as well!

Lots of cool tips and a solid workflow to make a cartoon shot. Great rig as well!

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5 star rating

wonderful course

Vahram Altunyan

I’m thankful to Yuri for finishing the course “Theanimationbox”. I’ve enlarged my skills in this field and I can surely say that the knowledge which has been...

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I’m thankful to Yuri for finishing the course “Theanimationbox”. I’ve enlarged my skills in this field and I can surely say that the knowledge which has been given by the trainer is very useful and practical . I’m satisfied with the results and glad to co-work with your team.

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