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animated cartoon

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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of animated cartoon

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for animated cartoon

animated cartoon

noun
  1. a film produced by photographing a series of gradually changing drawings, etc, which give the illusion of movement when the series is projected rapidly
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