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animated cartoon

a motion picture consisting of a sequence of drawings, each so slightly different that when filmed and run through a projector the figures seem to move.
Origin of animated cartoon
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Need the "movies" be the only ones to profit by the animated cartoon?

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  • Bart Simpson, the main character of the animated cartoon series of the same name, created by Matt Groening.

  • One feature picture, one newsreel and one animated cartoon later, they walked past the plant again.

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  • Rowlandson's animated cartoon successfully includes all the diversities of the situation.

  • animated cartoon shorts have been better received by Western critics and audiences than have feature films.

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British Dictionary definitions for animated cartoon

animated cartoon

a film produced by photographing a series of gradually changing drawings, etc, which give the illusion of movement when the series is projected rapidly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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