The Pose (or Gesture) Is Everything It is pretty much universally accepted by the finest animators that what separates great
animation from so-so animation are those little touches that add up to bringing true
character and feeling to the action. This effectively means getting strong and evocative
poses when keying the action out. Even in basic walks it is perfectly possible to
communicate mood, emotion, and personality through the kinds of key frame gestures
(or poses) you establish. This notion is referred to in other chapters too.