jQuery animation loop not working even if function is called

I have this code:


<div class="rotatingbg"> 
      <div id="bg1"></div>


function animatebg() {
   $('#bg1').animate({left:'-4500px'}, 25000, 'linear', animatebg);

However, the animation only runs one time and doesn't loop infinitely even if I called the function within the function.

What's missing or incorrect?


You need to have a counter-animation that resets the element back to its original location, otherwise once your element reaches -4500px, it will animate the element moving to the exact same spot, which will not produce any visual change.

Here is an example that has two animations - one that animates forwards, and one that animates back:

function animatebg() {
   $('#bg1').animate({left:'100px'}, 2500, 'linear', animateback);

function animateback() {
   $('#bg1').animate({left:'0px'}, 2500, 'linear', animatebg);

#bg1 {
    background-color: black;
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    position: relative;
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div class="rotatingbg"> 
      <div id="bg1"></div>

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