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tr.v. an·i·mat·ed, an·i·mat·ing, an·i·mates
1. To give life to; fill with life: the belief that the soul animates the body.
2. To impart interest or zest to; enliven: "voices animated by food, drink, and company" (Anita Desai).
3. To fill with spirit, courage, or resolution: "a wave of exploratory voyages animated by a spirit of scientific inquiry" (Lincoln P. Paine).
4. To inspire to action; prompt: "The merest whisper of Bothwell's death was enough to animate Mary's supporters on the Continent" (John Guy).
5. To impart motion or activity to: The wind animated the surface of the lake.
6. To make or depict using animation: animate a children's bedtime story.
adj. (ăn′ə-mĭt)
1. Possessing life; living. See Synonyms at living.
2. Of or relating to animal life as distinct from plant life.
3. Belonging to the class of nouns that stand for living things: The word dog is animate; the word car is inanimate.
4. Frequently moving; active or vigorous: a bird with an animate tail.

[Latin animāre, animāt-, from anima, soul; see anə- in Indo-European roots.]

an′i·ma·cy n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.animating - giving spirit and vivacityanimating - giving spirit and vivacity    
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"


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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.