All-CGI Cartoon

An All-CGI Cartoon is exactly what it says on the tin — an animated TV show or movie which is generated entirely on a computer, and has no frames drawn on physical media at all. This includes Flash- and ToonBoom-based series, as well as higher-quality digital ink and paint-based films and TV shows. Since the late 2000s, this has become the rule rather than the exception. Whether this computer-made 2D animation is lumped together with traditional animation or the 3D graphics usually associated with the term is up to the viewer — Wikipedia's list of computer animated films excludes features such as The Simpsons Movie and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

Most CGI animation tends to be Western. While there are definitely examples of Japanese and Asian forms of CGI, almost all of the major studios, franchises, and series done in computer animation are from the US, Europe, or Canada. In the Asian case, this is mostly because animation is normally considered an art and not always a cheap form of entertainment there.

Compare Machinima.

Examples:

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    Anime 

    Asian Animation 

    Eastern European Animation 

    South American Animation 

    Western Animation — Films 

    Western Animation — Series 

     Web Animation 

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