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Princeton's WordNet

  1. energizer, energiser, vitalizer, vitaliser, animatornoun

    someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people

  2. animatornoun

    the technician who produces animated cartoons


  1. animatornoun

    One who animates something; one who brings something to life or the appearance of life.

    The android turned to gaze at its animator.

  2. animatornoun

    One who creates an animation or cartoon; a cartoonist.

    In recent years, animators using computer rendering have largely superseded artists working by hand.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Animatornoun

    That which gives life; that which implants a principle of life.

    Etymology: from animate.

    Those bodies being of a congenerous nature, do readily receive the impressions of their motor, and, if not fettered by their gravity, conform themselves to situations, wherein they best unite to their animator. Thomas Browne, Vul. Err. b. ii. c. 2.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Animatornoun

    one who, or that which, animates; an animater

  2. Etymology: [L. animare.]


  1. Animator

    An animator is an artist who creates multiple images that give an illusion of movement called animation when displayed in rapid sequence; the images are called frames and key frames. Animators can work in a variety of fields including film, television, video games, and the internet. Usually, an animation piece requires the collaboration of several animators. The methods of creating the images or frames for an animation piece depends on the animators' artistic styles and their field. Other artists who contribute to animated cartoons, but who are not animators, include layout artists, storyboard artists, and background artists. Moreover, voice actors and musicians, among other talent, may be added as necessary to give the animation additional depth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of animator in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of animator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of animator in a Sentence

  1. Adam Valdez:

    We do a lot of painstaking research into how real animals move, how their muscles and skin behave ... and then in the computer, we recreate all these things, an artist, like an animator, has to sit down and actually hand animate that eye, hand animate that face so that every little subtle nuance is represented.

  2. Pete Docter:

    A great animator is basically a great actor. Yes they have the technical skills, they can draw, they can operate a computer. But fundamentally they are thinking about what is going on inside the character's head, they are always thinking about what is causing that movement so it is not movement for movement's sake.

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  • Animatorin, Animator, Beleber, Beseeler, Trickfilmzeichnerin, Beseelerin, Beleberin, TrickfilmzeichnerGerman
  • انیماتورPersian
  • animatrice, animateurFrench
  • beogaire, beochantóirIrish
  • एनिमेटरHindi
  • animátorHungarian
  • アニメーターJapanese
  • 애니메이터Korean
  • животодавач, заживувач, аниматорMacedonian
  • animatørNorwegian
  • animadora, animadorPortuguese
  • оживитель, художник-мультипликатор, аниматор, оживительницаRussian
  • animatorica, animatorSerbo-Croatian

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