Animation was created by using paper, pencil and celluloid (also known as “cells”). Over time, that has changed into using computers. However, we here at Jeff Balke Studios, like the look and feel of “pencil and paper”. Which is why all of our animations under 2 minutes will be created using paper and pencil or by “cell” animation. Anything over 2 minutes, is create by what I call “digital cell” animation, mixing both digital and cell animation, all using our own characters and stories.