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Animation

The rapid showing of still pictures (especially drawings) such that they appear to be moving. In the United States, animation in television and movies has historically been designed to appeal mainly to children, which may affect what commercials are broadcast in their timeslots.
References in classic literature ?
At the least, a prince may animate and inure some meaner persons, to be as it were scourges, to ambitions men.
Only last Sunday, when poor wretches were gay--within the walls playing with children among the clipped trees and the statues in the Palace Garden; walking, a score abreast, in the Elysian Fields, made more Elysian by performing dogs and wooden horses; between whiles filtering (a few) through the gloomy Cathedral of Our Lady to say a word or two at the base of a pillar within flare of a rusty little gridiron-full of gusty little tapers; without the walls encompassing Paris with dancing, love-making, wine-drinking, tobacco-smoking, tomb-visiting, billiard card and domino playing, quack-doctoring, and much murderous refuse, animate and inanimate--only last Sunday, my Lady, in the desolation of Boredom and the clutch of Giant Despair, almost hated her own maid for being in spirits.
We animate what we can, and we see only what we animate.
Aramis raised his head gently, and a glimmer of hope might be seen once more to animate his eyes.