These industries specialize in creating 2D and 3D characters for film, video games, mobile applications, and advertising. They ensure that character’s act realistically within these digital environments (Investopedia)

  • $65,500 Average salary
  • 76.4% Of Men Make Up This Industry
  • 23.6% Of Women Make Up This Industry

History & Future



People’s viewing habits will change from long to short-term content which is also expected to influence how animation/ entertainment is made. Virtually reality technologies used in modern-day animations are projected to become more mature. The future of virtual reality is expected to make the animation status equal to that of live-action sequences. The perception of cartoons and animated movies has significantly changed, and they will no longer be restricted solely to kids.

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Fantasmagorie was the first animated film by Emile Cohl in 1908. Animation dates back to the ancient world before the history of film as early animators found was to create movies without cameras and technology. In 1603 the magic lantern was invented, it as an image projector and is considered as the first example of projected animation. The first animated feature film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 by Walt Disney Studios. Computer animation began in the 1940s.

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