In service to the concept and the story, MP' directors, designers and animators use a lot of different art and animation techniques. The methodologies are increasingly overlapping as more of the process and tools become digital. In addition to live action shooting and design / graphics, the main types of animation include stop motion, cel (aka 2D), and computer animation (CG or CGI). Other techniques include paper cut out, multiplane 2D, clay, rotoscoping, origami, digital compositing, etc.

2D
Cel Animation
CG
Character Animation
Design
Flash
Graphics
Line Animation
Live Action
Mixed Media
Motion Capture
Stop-Motion
Tabletop
VFX