Welcome to the Animation directory, where we collect links related to this art form. Animation by definition is when a series of images are displayed rapidly in sequence, which gives the appearance of movement. Unlike traditional film, animation uses two- or three-dimensional art or objects to create this experience. The art form has grown tremendously in popularity, scale, and technology since its advent. One of the most famous businesses to produce animated entertainment is the Walt Disney Company. It has ridden to success on the back of its flagship character, Mickey, who starred in the company's first animated sound film in 1928. There are different medium and technologies involved in animation today. Traditional animation uses pictures of hand-drawn images, which means that the film can display anything an artist is capable of rendering. Stop-motion animation involves the posing of physical objects, such as clay models, and stringing together thousands of photographs of these scenes. Puppets and household objects are often used in stop-motion animation film as well. A more modern technology is computer animation. Whether it is in two dimensions or three, computer animation allows the animator to design the images using specialized software that can mimic realistic movement and light sources. Features allow the artist to grow, shrink, turn, and move objects in a way that gives them greater control and makes editing work easier. Because each type of animation offers certain benefits, they all continue in use today, inviting artists to create new ideas and to advance established art forms.