See the 12 Stages of a Hero's Journey in Lovely Animation

Caitlin Schneider

For every hero, there’s a unique and harrowing voyage full of unpredictable twists and turns ... right? Despite the many changes in costume and immersive scenery, a “Hero’s Journey” in fiction is so predictable and prone to a specific pattern that Joseph Campbell was able to distill it down to 12 simple stages.

Some 66 years after Campbell introduced the idea of the monomyth in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, filmmaker Iskander Krayenbosch has made an animated version outlining the structure of the archetype. The breakdown contains a lot of familiar characters and a fantastic voiceover that’s made for adventure movies, all in 1 minute and 30 seconds of delightful animation.

[h/t Digg]