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animated cartoon

[ an-uh-mey-tid kahr-toon ]
/ ˈæn əˌmeɪ tɪd kɑrˈtun /
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noun

a movie or television show, usually intended for children, created from static drawings, models, or objects posed in a series of incremental movements that are then rapidly sequenced to give the illusion of lifelike motion.

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Origin of animated cartoon

First recorded in 1910–15
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animated cartoon

noun

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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