animator

noun
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 The entire series mixes an oil painting-like art design with rotoscoping — an animation technique were animators take live action film then animate over it, creating a visual product that truly stands apart from the crowd. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Amazon’s new series ‘Undone’ looks at elastic nature of reality," 19 July 2019 The 38-year-old filmmaker dropped out of pharmacy school at Sichuan University — to the ire of his medical doctor parents — with the long-shot dream of becoming an animator. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "How Chinese Animation Film 'Ne Zha' Became a Surprise $400M-Plus Hit," 8 Aug. 2019 Her aunt described Keyla as a hardworking student who loved drawing and video games and wanted to become an animator. San Diego Union-Tribune, "10-year-old dragged toddler to safety as gunfire erupted," 30 July 2019 The vintage-looking cards are based on sketches by Matt Cruickshank, an animator and artist on the Google Doodles team. Currie Engel, Time, "Google Doodle Scores a Home Run With Its Instantly Addictive Fourth of July Baseball Game," 3 July 2019 Price, a research economist and consultant for animator and studio owner Walt Disney. Jim Webster, Twin Cities, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 29 June 2019 Price, a research economist and consultant for animator and studio owner Walt Disney. Noy Thrupkaew And Jim Webster, Houston Chronicle, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 28 June 2019 The latter was the case for toy soldier Sarge, voiced by R. Lee Ermey, who died in April 2018, and Chuckles, voiced by Bud Luckey, who was also an animator and died in February 2018. chicagotribune.com, "How ‘Toy Story 4’ and Pixar keep Don Rickles’ legacy alive two years after his death," 20 June 2019 Recently the animators of the show decided to unionize. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The Creators of Bojack Horseman on Pushing the Limits of Adult Animation Even Further With Undone," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of animator

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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animator

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How to pronounce animator (audio)

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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