Create a Moving Bubble Animation

In this presentation, you will learn how to create a moving bubble animation, from start to finish.


  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:26 – Overview of GapMinder Example File
  • 4:45 – Summary of Steps
  • 7:45 – Step 1 – Get and Prepare Data
  • 21:14 – Step 2 – Plot and Animate
  • 31:05 – Step 3 – Format the Final Graphic


We will use data from to animate the relationship between fertility and life expectancy, for countries around the world. Learn about interpolation, how to combine data sets, and how to make your graphic move!


Data Sources

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