This paper presents the results of “SAFDE”,  an experimental animation studio where sadness, anger, fear, disgust, and enjoyment were key determinants of the architectural design process. Students were encouraged to experiment with animated depictions of the fantastic - flying superheroes, ferocious velociraptors, battling starships, smoke, wind, fire, and awesome soundtracks, all within the most imaginative architectural setting. The task was to keep audiences suspended in architectural disbelief. They simply had to simulate astonishing animations. From an architectural education perspective the goal was to experiment with wind, movement, fire etc., and visualize how these elements can affect SAFDE and the ultimate emotional quality of architectural production. The presentation includes a DVD highlighting the results of the experimental studio.