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A tutorial paper on computer animation is presented that answers the following questions. 1) What is computer animation and how did it begin? 2) Who is active in the area? 3) What is the present state of the art? 4) How is computer animation accomplished in a batch-processing environment? 5) What is the role of interactive graphics? 6) What are some of the special techniques that are being developed? 7) How does one get started? In addition, extensive bibliographies on computer animation publications and films are included.