How does animation work?

Animations (cartoons) can be made with drawings and by coding.

Some animations work by using lots of drawings. To animate a frog jumping you can draw lots of pictures of the frog. When you move from drawing to drawing really quickly your eye will think the frog is jumping!

You can also use coding to make an animation. This way you don’t have to draw lots of pictures to make something move. Instead you can use words like 'move', 'turn', 'speed' and 'scroll'.

Watch this video to find out how to make an animation.

A computer screen filled with stop motion shots of a cartoon character moving