Definition: Most commonly, animated means to be endowed with life or the qualities of life. The term means to be full of movement and activity. When describing someone or something that has the appearance of something alive, used most commonly in animation, or cartoon making, the term animated also applies, similarly, animated can also mean full of vigor or spirit. Vigor or spirit most often meaning lively or excited.
“Pupils gained most in vocabulary after reading interactive animated e-books, followed by (noninteractive) animated e-books and then static e-books.” (‘The Interactive Animated e-Book As A Word Learning Device For Kindergartners’ D. J. H. SMEETS and A. G. BUS)
Animation from 'Frozen', a Disney Movie