What is cartoon?

  • (noun): A humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine.
    Synonyms: sketch
    See also — Additional definitions below


A cartoon is a form of two-dimensional illustrated visual art. While the specific definition has changed over time, modern usage refers to a typically non-realistic or semi-realistic drawing or painting intended for satire, caricature, or humor, or to the artistic style of such works. An artist who creates cartoons is called a cartoonist.

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Brunching Shuttlecocks - Content
... comic strips by Sjöberg, usually consisting of a short monologue by his cartoon avatar ... such as shopping or driving to work, with each accompanied by a cartoon mugshot of Dave drawn by Lore ... Bandwidth Theater Flash cartoons by Lore ...
Cartoon - Animation
... stylistic similarities between comic strips and early animated movies, "cartoon" came to refer to animation, and the word "cartoon" is currently used to refer to both animated cartoons and ... succession to give the impression of movement, the word "cartoon" is most often used in reference to TV programs and short films for children featuring ... At the end of the 1980s, the word "cartoon" was shortened, and the word "toon" came into usage with the live action/animated feature Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), followed two years later by the TV series Tiny Toon ...
Wild Cartoon Kingdom - Controversy
... (not worth even one crown) Although we at Wild Cartoon Kingdom have not actually seen this cartoon, we felt that it was important to review it anyway ... In true moron fashion, this cartoon is obviously written by scriptwriters who can't draw ... The guy thinks he is doing a homage to old cartoons, but he's just ruining our memories of the good stuff ...
Flogg - Evil Warriors - Original Characters - Spikor
... He was not featured prominently in the cartoon because his figure was released when the cartoon was drawing to a close and, in the cartoon, did not use ... In the cartoon, Spikor had normal arms in some episodes and the trident for his left arm in some other episodes ...

More definitions of "cartoon":

  • (verb): Draw cartoons of.
  • (noun): A film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence.
    Synonyms: animated cartoon

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