an·​i·​ma·​tor | \ ˈa-nə-ˌmā-tər How to pronounce animator (audio) \

Definition of animator

1 : one that animates prime animator of the movement
2 : an artist who is involved in creating animated cartoons

Examples of animator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jared Allen, animator, artist, and recent graduate from The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Jennifer Maas, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 Sean McRae, a Black animator, illustrator and composer on the autism spectrum, can dream up an entire creative concept one night, compose music to it the next morning and sketch out visuals later that same day. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 1 Apr. 2022 Author, animator, and friend of Juster’s, Mo Willems, posted about his death on Twitter. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 9 Mar. 2021 The book’s lively artwork — THR shares interior pages below — was created by 3D animator Julian Glander, whose art has appeared in projects for Disney, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 The Kingship team has grown to include recording artists, songwriters and producers, celebrity animator Jack Lanza and NFT collector Jimmy McNelis. Thania Garcia, Variety, 10 May 2022 From March 26 to April 10, the museum’s website will stream films by Japanese animator Satoshi Kon and a documentary about Kon’s life. Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2022 The animator opens up about going to infinity and beyond (again) with Chris Evans' space ranger. Devan Coggan,, 11 May 2022 McCartney culled inspiration from the animator’s early work, Fantasia! Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of animator

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Animator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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an·​i·​ma·​tor | \ ˈa-nə-ˌmā-tər \

Kids Definition of animator

: a person who creates animated movies and cartoons


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