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->''"Damn the illusion of movement! '''Damn the illusion of movement to hell!"'''''\\
--'''Creator/DonHertzfeldt''''s intro for ''The Animation Show''

Tropes which are exclusive to Animation as a medium, due to the unique freedom inherent in all GraphicalTropes combined with the ability to portray action. Thanks to the rise of CGI, animation can occur within and sometime barely distinguishable from live action, allowing a medium within a medium.

See Also: JapaneseAnimationTropes and AnimationGenres. Do not confuse with GraphicalTropes, its super-index.

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Categories:
+ AllCGICartoon
+ TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
+ HistoryOfAnimation
+ JapaneseAnimationTropes
+ StockVisualMetaphors
+ VoiceActingTropes
]
'''Tropes:'''
[[index]]
* AbsurdlyBrightLight
* AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade
* AccordionMan
* AcmeProducts
* ActionHoggingOpening
* AgonyOfTheFeet
* AlertnessBlink
* AllAnimationIsDisney
* AlternateTooniverse
* AnimatedActors
* AnimatedMusicVideo
* AnimationBump
* BehindAStick
* BigBallOfViolence
* BodyWipe
* BornInTheTheatre
* BulletSeed
* CartoonBugSprayer
* CartoonJuggling
* CelebrityToons
* ClipArtAnimation
* ConspicuousCG
* ConspicuouslyLightPatch
* CrushParade
* DerangedAnimation
* DetailHoggingCover
* DisneySchoolOfActingAndMime
* DramaticDrop
* EatTheCamera
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop
* EverythingDances
* ExtendableArms
* EyePop
* FacelessMasses
* FalseTeethTomfoolery
* FightUnscene
* HeavyVoice
* HitFlash
* InactionSequence
* InfectiousEnthusiasm
* InkblotCartoonStyle
* InkSuitActor
* KnifeOutline
* KooshBomb
* LanternJawOfJustice
* LimitedAnimation
* LiveActionAdaptation
* LustfulMelt
* MediumBlending
* MediumShiftGag
* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon
* MotionlessChin
* NarrativeShapeshifting
* NoFlowInCGI
* NotQuiteStarring
* OcularGushers
* OffModel
* PastelChalkedFreezeFrame
* PianoKeyWave
* PictureDrama
* PigeonholedVoiceActor
** RelationshipVoiceActor
* PolkaDotPaint
* RogerRabbitEffect
* RuleOfAnimationConservation
* RunningOnTheSpot
* ScoobyStack
* ScreechingStop
* ShadowOfImpendingDoom
* SimpletonVoice
* StewedAlive
* TalkingToHimself
* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats
* TelephoneTeleport
* TemporaryBulkChange
* TheTwelvePrinciplesOfAnimation
* {{Toon}}
* ToonPhysics
* ToonTown
* ToonTransformation
* TypewriterEating
* {{Vacuum Mouth}}
* VocalEvolution
* VoicesAreMental
* VoicesInOneRoom
* {{Wackyland}}
* WalkIntoCameraObstruction
* WheelOfDecisions

'''Technical terms:'''
* AdobeFlash
* AnimationLeadTime
* CelShading
* LineBoil
* MotionCapture
* MouthFlaps
** LipLock
* {{Rotoscoping}}
* SquiggleVision
* StickFigureAnimation
* StopMotion
* SynchroVox
* ThickLineAnimation
* ThreeShorts (animation-specific episode format)
* ToonBoom
* {{Underlighting}}
[[/index]]

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