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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.
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Fagin the animating news that the Dodger was doing full justice to his bringing-up, and establishing for himself a glorious reputation.
They did so, and desperately resolved that they would venture upon them: but while they were animating one another to the work, three of them, who were a little before the rest, called out aloud to them, and told them that they had found--Tom Jeffry: they all ran up to the place, where they found the poor fellow hanging up naked by one arm, and his throat cut.
The filmmakers, though, did videotape the audio sessions and used some of the gestures of the actors as models while animating their characters.
Michael Cole, co-president of production for The Weinstein Company, and Eric Robinson, director of production, will oversee the project on behalf of The Weinstein Company, with Mainframe animating the film in its Vancouver studio.
The reason for that is that we've taken the character acting aspect of traditional animating - which is what happens when an artist takes a pencil and actually creates life on a piece of paper, which the computer can't do yet, though I say 'yet' because there will come a time when it can - and yanked it into the 21st century by marrying it with absolutely state-of- the-art, 3-D CG technology.
Prior to this movie, animal characters were often heralded as one of "the holy grails" of animation because of the complexity of animating fur in the CG world.