understand our cause and our ultimate goals it is first
necessary to understand the terminology used on this site.
These terms stem from the entertainment industry, and also
from the political realm and are not necessarily the
dictionary definitions of the given terms. Rather they
are the understanding of the term as it applies to this
specific cause and this site.
Acknowledgement - credit, as given either verbally in
interviews (DVD commentaries, etc.), or in written
form (including, but not limited to end credits, articles,
and websites) As our cause is for animated armadillos
this would include having their own section in the credits -
this would be their name underlined and underneath listed
their primary artist, touchup artist, and voice actor if
Time - time spent on camera. That is, the amount of
time we actually see the character during the movie.
Due to the influence and popularity of extra features on
DVDs this now includes any gallery sketches or "making of"
documentary shots as well.
Effort - the attention given to the details of a supporting
character (as animals generally are in animation) should be
equal to that of a more important character. Likewise,
a small character (such as an armadillo) should be given the
same attention as a larger character (such as a horse).
Lines should be clean, shading should be accurate.
Noises should be undistorted and as realistic as suits the
atmosphere of the movie.
- actively 'advertising' a political cause. This
includes the petitioning of congressmen, and presentation of
proposals for new legislature.
Demonstration - public events to inform the general
population of a cause. This includes, but is not
limited to, large rallies, strikes, public speeches, and
Legislation/legislature - commonly known as laws.
These are legal guidelines that must be followed and are
upheld by the police, courts, and other judicial
Rights - What a person/animated individual is entitled to,
which should not differ significantly from that of other