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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:

Block Animation Notes
Bell Bell gongs.gif
Conduit Conduit.gif [Java Edition only]
Conduit Conduit BE1.gif [Bedrock Edition only]

Animated textures[edit]

The textures of blocks themselves can be animated.

The following blocks make use of animated textures:

Using resource packs, any block which uses block models can be animated.

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
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
Fire Fire.gif [Java Edition only]
Fire Fire BE.gif [Bedrock Edition only]
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 (EW) JE5.png [Java Edition only] [note 1]
Nether Portal Nether Portal (EW) BE.png [Bedrock Edition only] [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
Respawn Anchor Respawn Anchor Charges 0 JE1 BE1.pngRespawn Anchor Charges 1 JE1 BE1.gifRespawn Anchor Charges 2 JE1 BE1.gifRespawn Anchor Charges 3 JE1 BE1.gifRespawn Anchor Charges 4 JE1 BE1.gif
Sculk Sensor Sculk Sensor JE1.gif [upcoming]
Sea Lantern Sea Lantern JE1 BE1.gif
Soul Campfire Soul Campfire.gif
Soul Fire Soul Fire JE1.gif [Java Edition only]
Soul Fire Soul Fire BE.gif [Bedrock Edition only]
Soul Lantern Soul Lantern JE2 BE1.gifHanging Soul Lantern JE2 BE1.gif
Stonecutter Stonecutter JE2 BE1.gif

Removed from Java edition[edit]

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Block Animation Animation added Animation removed
Campfire Campfire JE1 BE1.gif 19w02a 19w03a
Conduit Conduit JE1.gif 18w15a 18w16a
Prismarine Prismarine JE1 BE1.gif 14w25a 18w43a
Prismarine Slab Prismarine Slab JE1 BE1.gif 18w07a 18w43a
Prismarine Stairs Prismarine Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.gif 18w07a 18w43a

Removed from Bedrock edition[edit]

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Block Animation Animation added Animation removed
Campfire Campfire JE1 BE1.gif beta 1.10.0.3 beta 1.11.0.1
Prismarine Prismarine JE1 BE1.gif Pocket Edition v0.16.0 alpha build 1 beta 1.10.0.3
Prismarine Slab Prismarine Slab JE1 BE1.gif beta 1.2.13.8 beta 1.9.0.0
Prismarine Stairs Prismarine Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.gif beta 1.2.13.8 beta 1.10.0.3

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 BE3.gif
Ender Dragon Flying Ender Dragon.gif
Enderman Screaming Enderman Screaming.gif
Endermite Moving Endermite.gif
Ghast Flying Ghast JE2 BE2.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
Glow Squid[Java Edition only] Swimming Glow Squid JE1.gif
Glow Squid[Bedrock Edition only] Swimming Glow Squid BE1.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 JE2 BE1.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 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) ‌[Java Edition only] Moving Pufferfish medium.gif
Pufferfish (Fully Puffed) ‌[Java Edition only] 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
Zoglin Attacking Zoglin attacking.gif
Zoglin Attacking Baby Zoglin attacking.gif
Zombie Converting into Drowned Zombie becoming Drowned.gif
Zombie Villager Curing Zombie Villager curing.gif
Zombie Villager Curing Zombie Nitwit curing.gif
Zombie Villager Curing Zombie Librarian curing.gif

Removed from Java edition[edit]

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Mob Type of Animation Animation Animation added Animation removed
Bat Flying Bat JE1 BE1.gif 12w38a 18w43a
Bee Flying Bee with nectar (angry) Revision 1.gif 19w34a 19w36a
End Crystal Idle End Crystal JE1 BE1.gif Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 18w43a
Ghast Flying Ghast JE1 BE1.gif Java Edition Alpha v1.2.0 preview 18w43a
Human Walking Old human mob walking animation.gif
Parrot Dancing Dancing parrot JE1.gif 17w14a 17w15a
Piglin Celebrating Piglin celebrate hunt Revision 1.gif 20w22a 1.16-pre3
Rana Running [1] Rana.gif 0.31 20091223-1 0.31 20100205
Sheep (Named_jeb) Shifting through colors Jeb Sheep JE1.gif 13w48b 18w43a

Removed from Bedrock Edition[edit]

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Mob Type of Animation Animation Animation added Animation removed
Bat Flying Bat JE1 BE1.gif v0.11.0 alpha build 1 beta 1.10.0.3
Ghast Flying Ghast JE1 BE1.gif Pocket Edition v0.11.0 alpha build 2 beta 1.10.0.3
Sheep (Named_jeb) Shifting through colors Jeb Sheep BE1.gif 0.15.0 build 1 beta 1.10.0.3

Inventory Icons[edit]

List of Animated Inventory Icons[edit]

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Item Animation Animation in

inventory size

Bottle o' Enchanting Invicon Bottle o' Enchanting.gif Invicon Bottle o' Enchanting.gif
Bubble Column[BE only] Invicon Bubble Column.gif Invicon Bubble Column.gif
Chain Command Block Invicon Chain Command Block.gif Invicon Chain Command Block.gif
Clock Invicon Clock.gif Invicon Clock.gif
Command Block Invicon Command Block.gif Invicon Command Block.gif
Compass Invicon Compass.gif Invicon Compass.gif
Crimson Stem Invicon Crimson Stem.gif Invicon Crimson Stem.gif
Crimson Hyphae Invicon Crimson Hyphae.gif Invicon Crimson Hyphae.gif
Debug Stick[JE only] Invicon Debug Stick.gif Invicon Debug Stick.gif
Enchanted Book Invicon Enchanted Book.gif Invicon Enchanted Book.gif
Enchanted Golden Apple Invicon Enchanted Golden Apple.gif Invicon Enchanted Golden Apple.gif
End Crystal Invicon End Crystal.gif Invicon End Crystal.gif
Fire[BE only] Invicon Fire.gif Invicon Fire.gif
Heat Block[BE & EE only] Invicon Heat Block.gif Invicon Heat Block.gif
Lava[BE only] Invicon Lava.gif Invicon Lava.gif
Lingering Potion Invicon Lingering Potion of Decay.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Fire Resistance.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Harming.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Healing.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Invisibility.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Leaping.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Levitation.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Luck.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Night Vision.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Poison.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Regeneration.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Slow Falling.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Slowness.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Strength.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Swiftness.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of the Turtle Master.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Water Breathing.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Weakness.gif Invicon Lingering Potion of Decay.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Fire Resistance.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Harming.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Healing.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Invisibility.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Leaping.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Levitation.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Luck.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Night Vision.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Poison.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Regeneration.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Slow Falling.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Slowness.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Strength.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Swiftness.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of the Turtle Master.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Water Breathing.gifInvicon Lingering Potion of Weakness.gif
Lodestone Compass[JE only] Invicon Lodestone Compass.gif Invicon Lodestone Compass.gif
Lodestone Compass[BE only] Invicon Lodestone Compass BE.gif Invicon Lodestone Compass BE.gif
Magma Block Invicon Magma Block.gif Invicon Magma Block.gif
Nether Portal[BE only] Invicon Nether Portal.gif Invicon Nether Portal.gif
Nether Star Invicon Nether Star.gif Invicon Nether Star.gif
Potion Invicon Potion of Decay.gifInvicon Potion of Fire Resistance.gifInvicon Potion of Harming.gifInvicon Potion of Healing.gifInvicon Potion of Invisibility.gifInvicon Potion of Leaping.gifInvicon Potion of Levitation.gifInvicon Potion of Luck.gifInvicon Potion of Night Vision.gifInvicon Potion of Poison.gifInvicon Potion of Regeneration.gifInvicon Potion of Slow Falling.gifInvicon Potion of Slowness.gifInvicon Potion of Strength.gifInvicon Potion of Swiftness.gifInvicon Potion of the Turtle Master.gifInvicon Potion of Water Breathing.gifInvicon Potion of Weakness.gif Invicon Potion of Decay.gifInvicon Potion of Fire Resistance.gifInvicon Potion of Harming.gifInvicon Potion of Healing.gifInvicon Potion of Invisibility.gifInvicon Potion of Leaping.gifInvicon Potion of Levitation.gifInvicon Potion of Luck.gifInvicon Potion of Night Vision.gifInvicon Potion of Poison.gifInvicon Potion of Regeneration.gifInvicon Potion of Slow Falling.gifInvicon Potion of Slowness.gifInvicon Potion of Strength.gifInvicon Potion of Swiftness.gifInvicon Potion of the Turtle Master.gifInvicon Potion of Water Breathing.gifInvicon Potion of Weakness.gif
Prismarine Invicon Prismarine.gif Invicon Prismarine.gif
Prismarine Stairs Invicon Prismarine Stairs.gif Invicon Prismarine Stairs.gif
Prismarine Slab Invicon Prismarine Slab.gif Invicon Prismarine Slab.gif
Prismarine Wall Invicon Prismarine Wall.gif Invicon Prismarine Wall.gif
Repeating Command Block Invicon Repeating Command Block.gif Invicon Repeating Command Block.gif
Sculk Sensor[upcoming] Invicon Sculk Sensor.gif Invicon Sculk Sensor.gif
Sea Lantern Invicon Sea Lantern.gif Invicon Sea Lantern.gif
Soul Fire[BE only] Invicon Soul Fire.gif Invicon Soul Fire.gif
Splash Potion Invicon Splash Potion of Decay.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Harming.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Healing.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Invisibility.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Leaping.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Levitation.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Luck.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Night Vision.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Poison.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Regeneration.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Slow Falling.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Slowness.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Strength.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Swiftness.gifInvicon Splash Potion of the Turtle Master.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Water Breathing.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Weakness.gif Invicon Splash Potion of Decay.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Fire Resistance.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Harming.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Healing.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Invisibility.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Leaping.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Levitation.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Luck.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Night Vision.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Poison.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Regeneration.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Slow Falling.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Slowness.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Strength.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Swiftness.gifInvicon Splash Potion of the Turtle Master.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Water Breathing.gifInvicon Splash Potion of Weakness.gif
Stonecutter Invicon Stonecutter.gif Invicon Stonecutter.gif
Warped Hyphae Invicon Warped Hyphae.gif Invicon Warped Hyphae.gif
Warped Stem Invicon Warped Stem.gif Invicon Warped Stem.gif
Water[BE only] Invicon Water.gif Invicon Water.gif
Written Book Invicon Written Book.gif Invicon Written Book.gif

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