Will Vinton's A Claymation Christmas Celebration is a 1987 Christmas television special featuring stop motion animation known as Claymation. A Claymation Christmas Celebration"

Adult animation is animation that is targeted at adults. There are different reasons why a program or movie might be called "adult animation," the most common of which follow: Adult animation"

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An animated cartoon is a moving picture generated by photographing drawings frame-by-frame, as opposed to a normal movie, which is produced by shooting 24 frames a second of actual moving persons or objects. Animated cartoon"

An animated television series or cartoon television series is a television series produced by means of animation. Animated television series"

Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of images of static elements. In film and video production, this refers to techniques by which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually. These frames may be generated by computers, or by photographing a drawn or painted image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model unit (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result with a special animation camera. When the frames are strung together and the resulting film is viewed, there is an illusion of continuous movement due to the phenomenon known as persistence of vision. Generating such a film tends to be very labour intensive and tedious, though the development of computer animation has greatly sped up the process. Animation"

A motion picture camera specially adapted for frame-by-frame shooting animation or stop motion, also called a rostrum camera. It consists of a camera body with lens and film magazines, a stand that allows the camera to be raised and lowered, and a table, often with both top and underneath lighting. The artwork to be photographed is placed on this table. Animation camera"

Anime (アニメ) is a style of animation originating in Japan. It is sometimes referred to by the portmanteau Japanimation. Anime is characterized by character and background styles which may be created by hand or may be assisted by computers. Storylines may feature a variety of characters and may be set in different locations and in different eras. Anime is aimed at a broad range of audiences because there are a wide range of different genres that any series may be categorised under. Anime may be broadcast on television, distributed on media, such as DVDs, or published as console and computer games. Anime is often influenced by Japanese comics known as manga. Anime may also be adapted into live action television programs. Anime"

An Avar or Animation Variable is a variable controlling the position of part of an animated object, such as a character. The character "Woody" in Pixar's movie Toy Story uses 700 Avars. Successive sets of Avars control all movement of the character from frame to frame. In development they are used to define the junctions of a Stick model. Later they are incorporated into a full Wire frame model or a model built of polygons. Finally surfaces are added, requiring a lengthy process of Rendering to produce the final scene. Avar (animation variable)"

Brickmation is the practice of making stop motion animation using lego. Googling the term will bring a host of sites devoted to showcasing the huge diversity of Brickmation floating around the ether. Brickmation"

A cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. Celluloid was used for animation and film production up until the late 20th century, however, it burned easily and suffered from spontaneous decomposition, and was largely replaced by cellulose acetate plastics. Cel"

Character animation is a special aspect of the animation process, in which life is breathed into an artificial character. One of the most difficult aspects of both the traditional animation process and the computer animation process, character animation involves creating the nuances, gestures, distinct movements, and patterns of speech that will make an audience believe that the character is actually alive. Character animation"

The term "Claymation" is a registered trademark created by Will Vinton Studios to describe their clay animated movies; the more generic term is "clay animation", but "claymation" has entered the English language as a genericized trademark. Clay animation is but one form of stop motion animation; specifically, it is the form where each animated piece, either character or background, is "deformable". Claymation"

Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. It is a subfield of computer graphics and animation. Increasingly it is created by means of 3D computer graphics, though 2D computer graphics are still widely used. Sometimes the target of the animation is the computer itself, sometimes the target is another medium, such as film. It is also referred to as CGI ( Computer generated imagery) especially when used in movies. Computer animation"

Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects. CGI is used in movies, television programs and commercials, and in printed media. Video games most often use real-time computer graphics (rarely referred to as CGI), but may also include pre-rendered "cut scenes" and intro movies that would be typical CGI applications. These are referred to as FMV. Computer-generated imagery"

Crowd simulation is the process of simulating the movement of a large number of objects or characters, now often appearing in 3D computer graphics for film. Crowd simulation"

Cutout animation is a technique for producing animations using flat characters, props and backgrounds cut from materials such as paper, card, stiff fabric or even photographs. Today, cutout-style animation is often produced using computers, with scanned images or vector graphics taking the place of physically cut materials. The South Park TV series is a notable example, the first episodes were indeed made with actual paper cutouts. One of the most famous animators that are still using cutout animation today is Yuri Norstein. ==Animated shows using cutout animation== * Monty Python's Flying Circus is famous for its animated sequences created by Terry Gilliam. * Angela Anaconda uses black-and-white photos of people over CGI-like artwork. * South Parks cutout style is more traditional, as is Blue's Clues. Cutout animation"

Don Markstein's Toonopedia (subtitled "A Vast Repository of Toonological Knowledge") is a Web encyclopedia of print and animated cartoons. While the site aims for comprehensiveness, it makes little or no pretense of having a neutral point of view. Markstein is the sole writer and editor of Toonopedia. Don Markstein's Toonopedia"

Donald's Better Self is a Disney cartoon. The cartoon deals with the differences between right and wrong. Donald Duck must is faced with both his good and bad personalities and must choose which one to follow. Donald's Better Self"

Drawn on film animation (also known as "direct animation") is an animation technique where footage is produced by creating the images directly on filmstock, as opposed to cel animation where the images are created on separate sheets of plastic before being photographed onto filmstock. Drawn on film animation"

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is an American producer of animated films and television series. Previously a division of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate company in , but its content is still distributed by DreamWorks SKG, which in turn is distributed by Paramount Pictures and is partially owned by Electronic Arts. The animation studios is based in Redwood City, California in the Silicon Valley region. DreamWorks Animation"

A flip book is a book with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion or some other change. Flip books are often illustrated books for children, but may also be geared towards adults and employ a series of photographs rather than drawings. Flip books are not always separate books, but may appear as an added feature in ordinary books or magazines, often in the page corners. Software packages and websites are also available that convert digital video files into custom-made flip books. Flip book"

Full motion video, usually abbreviated as FMV, is a popular term for TV-quality movie or animation in a video game. The first use of FMV was in 1985 with Hasbro's unreleased video game system named NEMO. The NEMO home system created games with VHS tapes rather than ROM cartridges or 3.5 disks. In the early 1990s when PCs and consoles moved to creating games on a CD, they became technically capable of utilizing more than a few minutes' worth of movies in a game. This gave rise to a slew of FMV and computer games such as Night Trap ( 1992), Dracula Unleashed ( 1993), and Voyeur ( 1994). These FMV games used B-minus movie and TV actors and promised to create the experience of playing an interactive movie. However, the FMV quality in these early games was low, and the game play did not live up to the hype, becoming well-known failures in video gaming. At this time consoles like 3DO, CD-i, and Sega CD borrowed this concept for a slew of interactive games. Nonetheless, two major things kept up the interest in FMV. Full motion video"