Document: animationcancel event

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The animationcancel event is fired when a CSS Animation unexpectedly aborts. In other words, any time it stops running without sending an animationend event. This might happen when the animation-name is changed such that the animation is removed, or when the animating node is hidden using CSS. Therefore, either directly or because any of its containing nodes are hidden.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable No
Interface AnimationEvent
Event handler property onanimationcancel

The original target for this event is the Element that had the animation applied. You can listen for this event on the Document interface to handle it in the capture or bubbling phases. For full details on this event please see the page on HTMLElement: animationcancel.


This code adds a listener to the animationcancel event.

document.addEventListener('animationcancel', () => {
  console.log('Animation canceled');

The same, but using the onanimationcancel property instead of addEventListener():

document.onanimationcancel = () => {
  console.log('Animation canceled');

See a live example of this event.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Animations Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
animationcancel eventChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 54IE ? Opera No support NoSafari ? WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 54Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android No support No


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