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An animation is a change in appearence of something with respect to time, used in order to convey information or for aesthetic purposes.

Blocks[edit]

Only few blocks can exhibit true animations. While many blocks have states that can be changed via interactions or otherwise, these are usually instantaneous flips with no continuous transformation between them. Examples of blocks capable of animation include:

Animated textures[edit]

The textures of blocks themselves can be animated. Examples of these include fire, soul fire, prismarine, sea lanterns, kelp, seagrass, magma blocks, crimson stems, and warped stems.

List of animated blocks[edit]

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Block Animation Notes
Campfire Campfire JE2 BE2.gif
Chain Command Block Conditional Chain Command Block.gifChain Command Block.gif
Command Block Conditional Impulse Command Block.gifImpulse Command Block.gif
Conduit Conduit.gifConduit BE1.gif
Fire Fire.gifFire BE.gif
Funky Portal Funky Portal (white).pngFunky Portal (orange).pngFunky Portal (magenta).pngFunky Portal (light blue).pngFunky Portal (yellow).pngFunky Portal (lime).pngFunky Portal (pink).pngFunky Portal (gray).pngFunky Portal (light gray).pngFunky Portal (cyan).pngFunky Portal (purple).pngFunky Portal (blue).pngFunky Portal (brown).pngFunky Portal (green).pngFunky Portal (red).pngFunky Portal (black).png [JE 20w14∞ only]
[note 1]
Heat Block Heat Block (animated) BE1.png [Bedrock and Education editions only]
[note 1]
Lantern Lantern JE1 BE1.gifHanging Lantern JE1 BE1.gif
Magma Block Magma Block JE2 BE2.gif
Nether Portal Nether Portal.pngNether Portal BE.png [note 1]
Prismarine Prismarine JE2 BE2.gif
Prismarine Slab Prismarine Slab JE2 BE2.gif
Prismarine Stairs Prismarine Stairs (N) JE2 BE2.gif
Prismarine Wall Prismarine Wall JE1 BE1.gif
Repeating Command Block Conditional Repeating Command Block.gifRepeating Command Block.gif
Sea Lantern Sea Lantern JE1 BE1.gif
Soul Campfire Soul Campfire.gif
Soul Fire Soul Fire JE1.gifSoul Fire BE.gif
Soul Lantern Soul Lantern JE2 BE1.gifHanging Soul Lantern JE2 BE1.gif
Stonecutter Stonecutter JE2 BE1.gif

Fluids[edit]

Both fluids in the game (water and lava) are animated in all forms and directions.

Entities[edit]

Almost all entities have animations of some sort, ranging from an idle animation which always plays to attacking animations and even dancing. Mobs also have walking or other fitting animations when moving.

Entity animations[edit]

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Entity Type of Animation Animation
Bat Flying Bat.gif
Bee[Java Edition only] Flying Bee.gif
Bee[Bedrock Edition only] Flying Bee BE.gif
Bee[Java Edition only] Flying Bee with nectar.gif
Bee[Bedrock Edition only] Flying Bee with nectar BE.gif
Bee (Angry)‌[Java Edition only] Flying Bee (angry).gif
Bee (Angry)‌[Bedrock Edition only] Flying Bee (angry) BE.gif
Bee (Angry)‌[Java Edition only] Flying Bee with nectar (angry).gif
Bee (Angry)‌[Bedrock Edition only] Flying Bee with nectar (angry) BE.gif
Bee (Angry) Stinging Bee stings.gif
Blaze[Java Edition only] Moving Blaze.gif
Blaze[Bedrock Edition only] Moving Blaze BE.gif
Charged Creeper Aura Charged Creeper Animated.gif
Chicken Floating Chicken Flapping.gif
Cod[Java Edition only] Swimming Cod.gif
Cod[Bedrock Edition only] Swimming Cod BE.gif
Dolphin Swimming Dolphin.gif
Elder Guardian Swimming when idle Elder Guardian.gif
Guardian Swimming when idle Guardian.gif
Husk Converting into Zombie Husk becoming Zombie.gif
End Crystal[Java Edition only] Idle End Crystal JE2.gif
End Crystal[Bedrock Edition only] Idle End Crystal BE2.gif
Ender Dragon Flying Ender Dragon.gif
Enderman Screaming Enderman Screaming.gif
Endermite Moving Endermite.gif
Ghast Flying Ghast.gif
Blue Parrot Dancing Dancing Blue Parrot.gif
Cyan Parrot Dancing Dancing Cyan Parrot.gif
Gray Parrot Dancing Dancing Gray Parrot.gif
Green Parrot Dancing Dancing Green Parrot.gif
Red Parrot Dancing Dancing Red Parrot.gif
Evoker Celebrating Evoker celebrating.gif
Hoglin Converting into zoglin Hoglin being Zombified.gif
Illusioner[Java Edition only] Celebrating Illusioner celebrating.gif
Magma Cube Jumping Magma Cube jumping.gif
Minecart with Command Block[Java Edition only] Idle Minecart with Command Block.gif
Minecart with Command Block[Bedrock Edition only] Idle Minecart with Command Block BE.gif
Panda (Playful) Rolling Panda Rolling.gif
Phantom Flying Phantom.gif
Piglin[Java Edition only] Celebrating Piglin celebrate hunt Revision 2.gif
Piglin[Bedrock Edition only] Celebrating Piglin celebrate hunt Revision 1.gif
Piglin Charging Crossbow Piglin Charging Crossbow.gif
Piglin Converting into zombified piglin Piglin being zombified.gif
Piglin Brute[Java Edition only] Converting into zombified piglin Piglin Brute being zombified.gif
Pillager[Java Edition only] Celebrating Pillager celebrating.gif
Pillager[Bedrock Edition only] Celebrating Pillager celebrating BE.gif
Pillager Charging Crossbow Pillager Charging Crossbow.gif
Polar Bear Attacking Polar Bear attacking.gif
Pufferfish (Not Puffed) ‌[Java Edition only] Moving Pufferfish small.gif
Pufferfish (Not Puffed)‌[Bedrock Edition only] Moving Pufferfish BE.gif
Pufferfish (Half Puffed) Moving Pufferfish medium.gif
Pufferfish (Fully Puffed) Moving Pufferfish large.gif
Rabbit Running Rabbit running.gif
Salmon[Java Edition only] Swimming Salmon.gif
Salmon[Bedrock Edition only] Swimming Salmon BE.gif
Sheep (Named_jeb) Shifting through colors Jeb Sheep JE2.gif
Shulker Shooting Shulker shooting.gif
Silverfish Moving Silverfish JE1 BE1.gif
Squid Swimming Squid.gif
Strider[Java Edition only] Moving Strider JE2 BE2.gif
Strider[Bedrock Edition only] Moving Strider JE1 BE1.gif
Strider[Java Edition only] Moving Saddled Strider JE3.gif
Strider[Bedrock Edition only] Moving Saddled Strider JE1 BE1.gif
Strider[Java Edition only] Moving Strider Shiver JE3.gif
Strider[Bedrock Edition only] Moving Strider Shiver BE1.gif
Strider[Java Edition only] Moving Saddled Strider Shiver JE3.gif
Strider[Bedrock Edition only] Moving Saddled Strider Shiver BE1.gif
Strider Walking Strider walking.gif
Strider Walking Strider walking (not in lava) JE3.gif
Vex Flying Vex.gif
Villager (Unemployed) Refusing Villager refusing.gif
Villager (Nitwit) Refusing Nitwit refusing.gif
Vindicator Celebrating Vindicator celebrating.gif
Witch Celebrating Witch celebrating.gif
Wolf Shaking Wolf shaking.gif
Zombie Converting into Drowned Zombie becoming Drowned.gif

Outdated[edit]

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Mob Type of Animation Animation Animation added Animation removed
Piglin[Java Edition only] Celebrating Piglin celebrate hunt Revision 1.gif 20w22a 1.16-pre3
End Crystal[Java Edition only] Idle End Crystal JE1.gif Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 18w43a
Parrot Dancing Dancing parrot JE1.gif 17w14a 17w15a
Sheep (Named_jeb) ‌[Java Edition only] Shifting through colors Jeb Sheep JE1.gif 13w48b 18w43a
Sheep (Named_jeb) ‌[Bedrock Edition only] Shifting through colors Jeb Sheep BE1.gif 0.15.0 build 1 beta 1.10.0.3
Rana Running [1] Rana.gif 0.31 20091223-1 0.31 20100205

Particles[edit]

Main article: Particles
Soul Speed Particle Animation.gif

Particles commonly have animated textures, from flipping through different texture files, such as the Soul Speed particle.

Notes and References[edit]

  1. a b c Due to technical limitations, thumbnails of this file are not animated.
  1. Not actually present in-game