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Animation delves inside the concepts, drafts, sketches and final pixels of the most popular animated movies such as "The Incredibles", "Cars" and "A Shark's Tale".


Who made the first animated movie?

 Who made the first animated movie?

The history of animated movies is rich and fascinating. Learn about the creators of the first animated movie at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Brickfilm Works


 How Brickfilm Works


Brickfilm makers use bricks as the main character building tool for stop-motion animation. Learn about brickfilm sets, filming techniques and more. See more »

Did Disney blacklist the voice actress for Snow White?

 Did Disney blacklist the voice actress for Snow White?

Adriana Caselotti went M.I.A. after voice acting for 'Snow White.' Did Disney own the rights to her voice? Read on at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Animation Software Works

 How Animation Software Works

Animation software can help animators turn their concepts into visible animation. Find out what animation software can do. See more »

10 Outrageous Cartoon Moments That Use Real Physics

 10 Outrageous Cartoon Moments That Use Real Physics

In among the suspended falls and running into painted tunnels, animation sometimes uses real science. Here are 10 real physics moments in cartoons. See more »

How Computer Animation Works

 How Computer Animation Works

Computer animation makes possible many things that could not be done with traditional animation. Learn about this fast-growing field from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How ActiveX for Animation Works

 How ActiveX for Animation Works

ActiveX can be applied in a number of different areas, such as animation. Learn how ActiveX for animation works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Favorite Cartoons of Animator Chuck Jones

 10 Favorite Cartoons of Animator Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones created iconic characters through his animation. Read interesting tidbits about the 10 favorite cartoons of animator Chuck Jones. See more »

Why did 'The Simpsons Movie' take so long to make?

 Why did 'The Simpsons Movie' take so long to make?

'The Simpsons Movie' has been a long time coming, with writers working on 'The Simpsons Movie' since 2003. Read more about the 'The Simpsons Movie'. See more »

How Machinima Works

 How Machinima Works

Machinima films use virtual environments and actors from video games to tell stories. Learn how machinima films are made and why machinima is so popular. See more »