The Animator is an antagonist of the film Monty Python And The Holy Grail. He created the Black Beast of Argh to kill King Arthur and his knights during their quest for the Holy Grail. He was played by Terry Gilliam, who also played the Bridge Keeper in the same film.
When Arthur and his knights are trying to reach the bridge of death, an animated monster suddenly appears and attacks them. This is revealed to have been created by the Animator, who tries to have it kill them. They attempt to evade the monster, which is about to kill them when the Animator suffers a fatal heart attack, causing the monster to disappear.