Animated Objects are previously mundane items which have been granted mobility and possibly intelligence. These are generally created by a specific type of wizardry, which includes spells like Ellran's Immortal Animation, Familiar Animation, Galger's Singing Spell, Homuncular Animation, Servile Animation, Spell of the Obedient Object. Theoretically this sort of effect could be achieved by theurgy, demonology, or sorcery. The later of which seems particularly suited to it.
Notable Animated Objects include . Also Ithanalin the Wise once caused much of his furnature to become intelligent and animate by accidentally dispursing his own life force into it.