Film Comic

Aka anime comic, Cine-Manga (a trademark of Tokyopop), Ani-Manga, visual manga.

In this genre, the artist adapts animation to the comic-book medium by taking actual frames from the cartoon and adding word balloons. Often made obvious by the difference between characters and background.

This seems to be originally an anime/manga thing that has spread to the West. It is not known how closely related to fumetti this phenomenon might be.

Especially funny if the anime was a manga first. Recursive Adaptation here we go!

Apparently this medium experienced a brief boom in the United States circa 1980, when it was known as "Film Novels", but faded when home video became popular because it was marketed as a substitute for being able to watch the actual movie.


Examples:

Anime

Western Animation

Live-Action TV

Film