animated cartoon


Definition of animated cartoon

: a motion picture that is made from a series of drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of inanimate objects (such as puppets) and that simulates movement by slight progressive changes in each frame

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Recent Examples on the Web In far-ranging classroom discussions, Dr. Macksey was likely to quote from Greek poetry (in the original Greek, of course) and, on another day, to discuss the animated cartoons of Chuck Jones. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Richard Macksey, Hopkins professor with capacious mind and library, dies at 87," 26 July 2019 To the disappointment of many OG Disney viewers, the first wave of Disney+ releases was missing a few key series from the Disney Channel, namely the two-season animated cartoon The Proud Family. Ineye Komonibo,, "Disney Fans Are Discovering New Easter Eggs In Old Episodes Of The Proud Family," 7 Jan. 2020 The nine-minute video features photographs and videos of UCSD, but is mostly an animated cartoon that was produced by the California State University system. San Diego Union-Tribune, "UCSD posts active shooter safety video in the wake of mass shootings nationwide," 1 Oct. 2019 The soundtrack from an animated cartoon was blaring. Elliott Hester, Los Angeles Times, "Biggest offender in failing to use headphones on a plane is a person named Mom," 1 Aug. 2019 The soundtrack from an animated cartoon was blaring. Elliott Hester, Los Angeles Times, "Biggest offender in failing to use headphones on a plane is a person named Mom," 1 Aug. 2019 Last month, the Detroit rapper unveiled his animated cartoon with WeBuyGold, Mr. Grizzley’s Magic Wraith. Rachel George, Billboard, "Tee Grizzley Celebrates Unexpected Success in 'Colors' Video," 2 Feb. 2018 Quirky animated cartoon characters and their lighthearted mini-sagas fit particularly well with the vigorous overture to Rossini's comedy - the melody of which tells a story in itself, Meachem said. Lawrence Elizabeth Knox, Houston Chronicle, "Lucas Meachem's Figaro may be the most interesting man in opera," 24 Jan. 2018 The confession of an animated cartoon character caused millions of Americans to turn inward and ask themselves what had become of their traditional values of Christmas. David Murray, The Seattle Times, "How Charlie Brown killed the aluminum Christmas tree," 15 Dec. 2017

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Animated cartoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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