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Synonyms: fanvid, animation
See also: Vidding, Lyricstuck, Picture Music Video
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Animatics are a form of fanvid featuring storyboard-type animation set to music or recorded dialogue. They are popular in audio-based fandoms such as for musicals or podcasts.

The term originates from its use in the film industry, where filmmakers use animated storyboards to visualize the finished product. Animatics are similar to Picture Music Videos (PMVs), however PMVs are often more visually polished than animatics.