They're calling it a "paradigm shift in contemporary art", "a new sensibility in the art of our time". Galleries and their curators are starting to notice animation. It's been a long time coming.
So you wanna watch movies, eh? (Is my Canadian accent showing?) Well, pull up your potato chips and have a sit down...
Could the paleolithic men and women who created rock wall paintings have been the prehistoric ancestors of current animation artists?
To say that Soundwalkers, a fascinating film by director and sound researcher Raquel Castro, sensitives us to the soundscape of our modern world is to minimize its achievement.
The YouTube Play winning entries all have at least some form of animation content. Which tells me that animation's star is rising in the art world.