Animation involves the appearance of motion caused by displaying still images one after another. Often,animation is used for entertainment purposes.cartoons on television is one example of animation.http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/worlds-oldest-animation-5200-years-old/
in our childhood we have all had a lot of cartoons that we watched and never thought about how they were made.coming to university now i have had a chance to make a 2D animation which is s simply making objects move in a two dimensional space.it sounds like a hard thing to do and it does take a lot of time and concentration but believe or not it was one of the most exiting things i have done all my life and at the end you just enjoy watching the scene you have made with still pictures and then you become to think it was worth the time.
Being an Iranian one of the most interesting facts in animation for me is that A 5,000 year old earthen bowl found in Iran in Shahr-e-Sookhti has five images of a goat painted along the sides and has been claimed to be an example of early animation.
there are different types of animation with the main types asclay animation, “plain” animation and computer animation(2D-3D).the most common animation now days is the computer animation.
An example of a very popular and successful animation is south park which is a 2D american animation created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone which follows the adventures of four grade school boys who live in the small town of South Park, Colorado.South park is an animation mostly made for adults and its well known for its strong language and adult scenes, and its known as the third longest running adult animated series in U.S.