A computer-implemented system for scripting an animation sequence. The scripting system creates an instance of a script interpreter in response to an event. The script interpreter instance is assigned to a graphical object (GOB) having a graphical image associated with the animation sequence, and is invoked in response to an event received by the GOB. A script is attached to the script interpreter instance, the attached script comprising control logic for implementing the animated sequence. The control logic supports interactive animation by enabling the attached script to communicate with another GOB or another program module, such as an application program. The attached script is executed on the script interpreter instance to conduct the animated sequence. In response to executing the script, the animated sequence is displayed. The attached script and the script interpreter are destroyed in response to executing the attached script.