This micro-presentation highlights the narrative aspect of animated installations— animation works screened in museums, galleries, and spaces other than single screen-based theatrical venues. The manner in which narrative structures in animation have changed on their way from the black box of the cinema to the white cube of the gallery is explored. These animations use the full potential of the space and explore the function of the gaps between the projections unlocking their narrative potential. This interdependency of the narrative and the space is explored in works of TABAIMO, Rose Bond and William Kentridge. To identify new strategies for spatial storytelling in animation, this author’s PhD project (NTU/ADM Singapore) Family Portrait multi-screen animated installation, featuring a fragmented story of a (dys)functional family, is briefly introduced.