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"On the plus side, I got a new character I think people are going to love."
- Henry Stein
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"Looks like they knocked out a wall or two after I left. Guess it took a few people to replace me."
Henry upon entering the art department,
Bendy and the Ink Machine: Chapter 1

The Animation Department is a location from Chapter 1 of Bendy and the Ink Machine.

Background 

The Animation Department was built to fill the gap left behind by Henry Stein's resignation from the studio. As the name implies, the Animation Department is where the Animators drew various sketches to prepare the animation reels, at 24 frames per second, for the various Bendy cartoons. The room consists of multiple desks, a bathroom blocked at the left side of the room and a little staircase leading to the room.

Gameplay

Bendy and the Ink Machine

Chapter 1: Moving Pictures

According to Henry, the room wasn't there before he left the studio, meaning that Joey Drew had to hire more animators to replace Henry. He needs to enter this room to obtain the inkwell that spawns here.

Trivia

  • Strangely, the bathroom is boarded from the inside.
  • The desk in the corner has a picture of Bendy that changes if the player looks away for a few seconds. An audio cue will play when the picture changes.
    • There a total of 10 different pictures. The 10th one is very rare, and hard to catch.
  • In the update for Chapter 2 and 3's release, the room was blocked, and there was just a little staircase in there.
    • Henry commenting on the fact that this room wasn't here before is actually a reference to the room absence in the previous update.
    • In the prototype version of the game, the Animation Department was not added yet. Instead, it was just a locked door.

Map

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Gallery

Bendy Poses (9/10)


The Cycle
Bendy and the Ink Machine
Chapter 1
Animation DepartmentArt RoomBasementBreak RoomCorridor PathsDissection RoomFoyerHidden HallInk Machine Loading DockRitual RoomProjector ClosetLunch RoomSmall OfficeTheater
Chapter 2
Boiler RoomCorridor MazeHall ClosetInfirmaryMusic Department EntranceMusic Writers' RoomOffice of Sammy LawrenceOrgan RoomPool RoomProjection BoothsRecording StudioS3 VaultSacrifice RoomSammy's SanctuaryT-Shaped CorridorUtility Shaft 9
Chapter 3
Accounting & FinanceAlice's Toy RoomAngel PathDemon PathExit HallwaysFlooded MorgueHeavenly Toys RoomIndoor BalconyInky AbyssInner ChamberL-Shaped HallwayLobby WorkshopLunch Room 2Metro StationPower HallwaySafehouseSmall Accounting OfficeStairwaysSunken RoomToy Machine RoomTorture RoomToy StorageTrailer Room
Chapter 4
The ArchivesAttraction StorageBallroomCavernCostume ClosetHaunted HouseLounge & HideoutMaintenanceManagement OfficePlanning RoomResearch and DesignSpiral StairwayStorage 9Storage RoomVents
Chapter 5
Administration LobbyAdministration MazeBarge PortDivided HallwayFilm VaultGent Home OfficeGiant Ink Machine EntranceIndustrial MazeInk Machine Pumping StationInk RiverLost HarborOffice of Joey DrewPrisonStone CorridorThrone Room
Misc.
Henry's DeskInaccessible Locations
Boris and the Dark Survival
Main hub
DungeonsGolden Days GalleryRestroomsSafehouse
Levels
Regular LevelsAlice Angel LevelThe Projectionist LevelLevel 414Lost One Level
Bendy and the Dark Revival
Chapter 1
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