From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishanimated cartoon/film/feature etcanimated cartoon/film/feature etcAMFa film or programme that shows pictures, claymodels etc that seem to be really movingan animated Disney film →animated
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animated cartoon/film/feature etc• The two animated films are the No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling movievideos of all time.• Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.• There is a large selection of animated cartoons produced for children.• All the energy and excitement in this live-action remake of the much-loved Disney animated film went into merchandizing and marketing.• ApplicationDiscussanimated cartoons with your students.• Give them the following information: Every time you see an animated cartoon you are seeing a series of pictures.