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Animation

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the rapid succession of sequential images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon and beta movement, but the exact causes are still unclear.

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You'll shed a tear the next time you see a fleeting ball of string

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At three minutes and twenty-eight seconds, the TV Show showcases 19 different continuities, each with a unique art style and color palette, interacting with each other in a story that at once chaotic and coherent from beginning to end. It is at once a sharply and beautifully animated film, and a fantastic example of how to convey a complex story in the shortest amount of time possible.

Contributed by Christian Romero

Great video discussing the origins and history of Hanna-Barbera cartoons from Tom and Jerry to Yogi Bear. Did you know that the Flintstones was the first cartoon to have a main character pregnant and the first to have a man and a woman sleeping in the same bed? There is also an actual Jellystone Park, in fact multiple Jellystone Parks! Lots of other cool facts about Tom and Jerry, Huckleberry Hound, the Flintstones and Yogi Bear.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

One of the world's first animated films created by Emile Cohl in 1908

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Adorable and sad at the same time!

Contributed by Kristina Jewell Boyd

adorable animation!

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

Adorable Heartbreaking Animation Short

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The making of an extremely captivating animated video entitled "The Seed."

Contributed by Empriś Durden

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