Definition of animatic in English:


Syllabification: an·i·mat·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈmatik


  • A preliminary version of a movie, produced by shooting successive sections of a storyboard and adding a soundtrack.
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    • These give you a chance, using multi-angle presentation, to see the storyboards, animatics (rough computer animations), the completed scene, or all three at the same time.
    • The disc has a nice section that compares animatics from the film to the actual scenes.
    • Sometimes animated storyboards called animatics are produced.


1970s: from animat(ed) + -ic, or a blend of animated and schematic.

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