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Films using sequences of images to create the illusion of movement

Animation is dynamic medium in which images or objects are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Today most animations are made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Computer animation can be very detailed 3D animation, while 2D computer animation can be used for stylistic reasons, low bandwidth or faster real-time renderings. Other common animation methods apply a stop motion technique to two and three-dimensional objects like paper cutouts, puppets or clay figures. The stop motion technique where live actors are used as a frame-by-frame subject is known as pixilation.

  • Animal Farm - 1954 animated film based on the George Orwell book
  • Antz - 1998 animated film about an individualistic ant in a conformist, totalitarian ant colony
  • Incredibles, The - 2004 Brad Bird movie about a family of superheroes
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - 1999 animated musical movie based on the "South Park" television series

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Animation" as of 10 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.