Cartoons are illustrations, or a series of illustrations, which tell a story. In modern print media, a cartoon is a piece of art, usually humorous in intent.
Because of the stylistic similarities between comic strips and early animated movies, "cartoon" came to refer to animation, and this is the sense in which "cartoon" is most commonly used today. These are usually shown on television or in cinemas and are created by showing illustrated images in rapid succession to give the impression of movement.
- What are Cartoons?