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animator

or animater

[an-uh-mey-ter] /ˈæn əˌmeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that animates.
2.
an artist who draws animated cartoons.
Origin of animator
1625-1635
1625-35; < Late Latin; see animate, -tor
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  • The substantial cause, the efficient of the worlds, the animator of spirits.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • So, though Picasso remains the animator of the doctrinaire school or schools, Lhote may become the master.

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
British Dictionary definitions for animator

animator

/ˈænɪˌmeɪtə/
noun
1.
an artist who produces animated cartoons
2.
(Canadian) a person who coordinates or facilitates something, esp a television or radio presenter
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Word Origin and History for animator
n.

1630s, "one who enlivens or inspires," from Latin animator, agent noun from animare (see animate (v.)). Cinematographic sense is from 1919.

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