a person who or that which animates an animater
- someone who imparts energy and vigor and character to other individuals
- the technician whom produces animated cartoons
- One who, or that which, animates; an animater.
1630s, "one which enlivens or inspires," from Latin animator, broker noun from animare (see animate (v.)). Cinematographic good sense is from 1919.
(n.) A person who, or that which, animates; an animater.