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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 Toon Boom-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.

Interestingly enough, 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.

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  • Ratboy Genius, although it used to have some hand-drawn elements.
  • RWBY, which technically has a few things that are hand drawn.

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