animation
(and animator, animated films)
  a form or process of filmmaking in which inanimate, static objects or individual drawings (hand-drawn or CGI) are filmed "frame by frame" or one frame at a time (opposed to being shot "live"), each one differing slightly from the previous frame, to create the illusion of motion in a sequence, as opposed to filming naturally-occurring action or live objects at a regular frame rate. Often used as a synonym for cartoons (or toons for short), although animation includes other media such as claymation, computer animation; see also CGI, claymation, stop-motion, time lapse.
  A still from Disney's full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
  Also the hand-drawn colorful laser-beams in the Star Wars films.

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  • animation — [ animasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. animatio 1 ♦ Rare Action d animer, de donner la vie. ♢ Théol. Union de l âme au corps. Animation immédiate, dès la conception. 2 ♦ Caractère de ce qui est animé, vif, plein de vie. Parler avec animation. ⇒ chaleur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Animation — (von lat. animare, „zum Leben erwecken“; animus, „Geist, Seele“) ist im engeren Sinne jede Technik, bei der durch das Erstellen und Anzeigen von Einzelbildern für den Betrachter ein bewegtes Bild geschaffen wird. Die Einzelbilder können… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Animation — An i*ma tion, n. [L. animatio, fr. animare.] 1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive. [1913 Webster] The animation of the same soul quickening the whole frame. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] Perhaps an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Animation — Animation: Das Fremdwort geht auf lat. animatio »Beseelung, Belebung«zurück und gehört zur Wortfamilie von ↑ animieren. Im Deutschen ist es ab dem 16. Jh. in der oben genannten Bedeutung gebräuchlich, zunächst in seiner lat., ab dem 17. Jh. in… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Animation F/X — was an Australian video games developer founded in circa 1992 based out of Brisbane that successfully managed to release two video games featuring the video game character Baron Baldric, a rude geriatric wizard. It was founded by Lindsay… …   Wikipedia

  • animation — ANIMATION. s. f. Terme didactique. Il se dit de l union de l âme au corps. L animation du foetus …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • animation — ► NOUN 1) the state of being full of life or vigour. 2) the technique of filming a sequence of drawings or positions of models to create an illusion of movement. 3) (also computer animation) the creation of moving images by means of a computer …   English terms dictionary

  • Animatĭon — (v. lat.), 1) Belebung, Beseelung 2) Vereinigung der Seele mit der Leibesfrucht; vgl. Traducianer; 3) Aufregung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • animation — index birth (beginning), instigation, life (vitality), spirit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Animation — 1.Unterhaltung,Unterhaltungsprogramm,Freizeitprogramm,Freizeitgestaltung(Urlaub) 2.Computeranimation,computererzeugteBildsequenz …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • animation — (n.) 1590s, action of imparting life, from L. animationem (nom. animatio) an animating, noun of action from pp. stem of animare (see ANIMATE (Cf. animate) (v.)). Meaning vitality is from 1610s. Cinematographic sense is from 1912 …   Etymology dictionary

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