It's an animated cartoon created in real time. Several
artists create the compilation drawing via multiple touch
screens as the soundtrack plays.
One person might
control the outline of his face, the other his mouth (this
would be the busiest animator) one the body, the other
So if you've been assigned the tail, you just touch the
screen with 4 fingers forming a curved line. The program
fills in space between the dots your fingers form to
a line. This line moves as your fingers move so if you
sweep them back and forth, the tail wags. The body
person uses both hands to form a body shape. Two legs
people do the same as the tail person and move their
fingers to create a walking motion.
So the character might say "Hi! I"m Barky McWoofles the
first real time animated character!" The mouth animator
would touch the screen with their fingers forming a
mouth shape and move it like their hand is talking,
similar to what you'd do with a sock puppet. Everybody
would have to know the script and make their
coordinated moves together for the animation to work.
This is something that could be done
entirely on line as well. A program could be written to
do all this with widely available currently used
technology. Sign in with your phone and do the ears for
instance. A little intro program would show you how to
It would be like finger ballet more than art.