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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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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First Known Use of animated cartoon

1905, in the meaning defined above

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