ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What is Animation

Updated on October 7, 2011
Cartoon Animation
Cartoon Animation

Animation means – ‘Giving Life to an Animated Character’, i.e. making an animated character to move, speak, etc. Animation is a visual technique which provides an illusion of motion. This illusion is generated by displaying a collection of images in fast sequence. Object that are positioned differently are make to move through a series. These objects can be anything ranging from text to pictures, charts, SmartArt graphics, shapes, even movie clips. Animated movies and videos are still not widely used as the technique of animation is quite costly to produce and is also very time-consuming.

Cartoon Animation

Cartoon animation is one of the oldest forms of animation. The production of animated short cartoon films became an industry of its own during the 1910s. It was during this time that the cartoon pictures were produced to be shown in theaters. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck are some of the most famous and favorite cartoons that were well appreciated by kids as well as adults. At that time, the most successful animation producer was John Randolph Bray, who, along with animator Earl Hurd, dominated the animation industry for the rest of the decade.

Nowadays, many animated films are being made, especially for children some of which include Bal Ganesha, Hanuman, Jumbo, Roadside Romeo etc. There are many cartoon channels also which offer some very good and different forms of animation. When used properly and creatively, animation can enhance the user experience while providing a more dynamic look and feel. Now, it is possible to create the 3D animations as well using digital animation techniques. 3D animated movies look so real that they are difficult to distinguish from real ones. ‘Toy Story’ is the first full-length feature film rendered entirely using 3D graphics, which was created in 1995.

Animation is basically a very powerful tool used for the purpose of entertainment, but is also considered as a form of art. It is also used for educational purposes. As animation is still in its nascent stage and there is a scope for vast improvements in this industry, many institutes are even offering degree and diploma courses in the field of animation and lots and lots of students are enrolling for these courses to make animation as their preferred career choice.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • anujagarwal profile imageAUTHOR

      Anuj Agarwal 

      7 years ago from Noida

      Despite your age, watching animated cartoons is always fun. Thanks for dropping by MsDora.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      It still freaks me out to see those characters talking to me. Perhaps, recognizing it as an art form will help me enjoy it.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)