Animated cartoon

form of lighthearted, comedic animation that is primarily hand-drawn; typically aimed at a family audience, mainly featuring anthropomorphized animal characters entering humorous situations, and are screened and written in a short film format

An animated cartoon is a hand-worked movie for the cinema, television or computer screen. It tells some kind of story, even if it is a very short one. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) is first ever American animated feature film. After that, it came more long animated cartoons, including Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942), Cinderella (1950), Charlotte's Web (1973), The Secret of NIMH (1982), An American Tail (1986), and The Little Mermaid (1989).