Sprite Animation. Sprite Animation Studios creates and produces CGI animation for film, television, video games and commercials. The term sprite refers to small fairies and various spirits or spiritual/mythical beings, including the Japanese yohkai. In computer graphics however, sprite refers to a partially transparent two dimensional animation that is mapped onto a special plane in a three dimensional scene, creating an effective illusion. In many cases, sprite is used to depict phenomena such as fire, smoke, small objects, small plants or special symbols.