animator

noun
an·i·ma·tor | \ ˈa-nə-ˌmā-tər \

Definition of animator 

1 : one that animates prime animator of the movement

2 : an artist who is involved in creating animated cartoons

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The show is a giant operation, with dozens of brilliant writers and hundreds of talented animators. Mike Reiss, WSJ, "How to Succeed Like ‘The Simpsons’," 25 May 2018 In a company full of sharp elbows and big egos, the animator distinguished himself as an introvert adept at bringing a level of emotional depth to his films. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "Pete Docter and Jennifer Lee Are Taking Over for Disney’s Ousted John Lasseter," 19 June 2018 It should be noted that the film represents a three-way collaboration between Abbas, Ahmad, and animator Ali Kamili, whose work has a not-quite-real presence that nudges the experience closer to the sublime. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "The final frames of Abbas Kiarostami," 12 Apr. 2018 Here, her detailed, immersive black-and-white line drawings are beautifully transferred to the screen by video artist and animator Santiago Caicedo, who previously worked with her on the short film Uyuyui! Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Virus Tropical': Film Review | Berlin 2018," 20 Feb. 2018 The Silsby was restored and donated to the museum by Ward Kimball, one of Walt Disney’s original animators. Mark Yost, WSJ, "A Museum to Spark New Interest," 11 July 2018 Trained as an animator, Kofmel cites Joshua Oppenheimer's 2012 Oscar nominee The Act of Killing as a formal inspiration on her debut feature, with its stylized visuals and dramatized reconstructions. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Chris the Swiss': Film Review | Cannes 2018," 22 May 2018 Many of our best animators have left to make feature films, a couple of them winning Oscars. Mike Reiss, WSJ, "How to Succeed Like ‘The Simpsons’," 25 May 2018 An animator choreographs a routine using 3-D design software, and each drone gets mapped onto an individual pixel. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "For a More Inclusive Fourth of July Show, Send in the Drones," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of animator

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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animator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of animator

: a person who creates animated movies and cartoons

animator

noun
an·i·ma·tor | \ ˈa-nə-ˌmā-tər \

Kids Definition of animator

: a person who creates animated movies and cartoons

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