Example I

library(idbr)
library(purrr)
library(dplyr)

idb_api_key("35f116582d5a89d11a47c7ffbfc2ba309133f09d")
yrs <-  seq(1980, 2030, by = 5)

df <- map_df(c("male", "female"), function(sex){
  mutate(idb1("US", yrs, sex = sex), sex_label = sex)
})

names(df) <- tolower(names(df))

df <- df %>%
  mutate(population = pop*ifelse(sex_label == "male", -1, 1))

series <- df %>% 
  group_by(sex_label, age) %>% 
  do(data = list(sequence = .$population)) %>% 
  ungroup() %>% 
  group_by(sex_label) %>% 
  do(data = .$data) %>%
  mutate(name = sex_label) %>% 
  list_parse()

maxpop <- max(abs(df$population))

xaxis <- list(
  categories = sort(unique(df$age)),
  reversed = FALSE, tickInterval = 5,
  labels = list(step = 5)
  )

highchart() %>%
  hc_chart(type = "bar") %>%
  hc_motion(
    enabled = TRUE, 
    labels = yrs, 
    series = c(0,1),
    autoplay = TRUE, 
    updateInterval = 10
    ) %>% 
  hc_add_series_list(series) %>% 
  hc_plotOptions(
    series = list(stacking = "normal"),
    bar = list(groupPadding = 0, pointPadding =  0, borderWidth = 0)
  ) %>% 
  hc_tooltip(
    shared = FALSE,
    formatter = JS("function () { return '<b>' + this.series.name + ', age ' + this.point.category + '</b><br/>' + 'Population: ' + Highcharts.numberFormat(Math.abs(this.point.y), 0);}")
  ) %>% 
  hc_yAxis(
    labels = list(
      formatter = JS("function(){ return Math.abs(this.value) / 1000000 + 'M'; }") 
    ),
    tickInterval = 0.5e6,
    min = -maxpop,
    max = maxpop) %>% 
  hc_xAxis(
    xaxis,
    rlist::list.merge(xaxis, list(opposite = TRUE, linkedTo = 0))
  )
# highchart() %>% 
#   hc_xAxis(min = 0, max = 10) %>% 
#   hc_yAxis(min = 0, max = 10) %>% 
#   hc_motion(enabled = TRUE) %>% 
#   hc_add_series(
#     type = "bubble",
#     data = list(
#       list(
#         sequence = list(
#           list(x = 1, y = 1, z = 10),
#           list(x = 2, y = 3, z = 5),
#           list(x = 3, y = 5, z = 8)
#           )
#         )
#       )
#     )
# 
# 
# highchart() %>% 
#   hc_xAxis(min = 0, max = 10) %>% 
#   hc_yAxis(min = 0, max = 10) %>% 
#   hc_add_series(
#     type = "bubble",
#     data = list(
#       list(x = 1, y = 1, z = 10)
#     )
#   )
# 
# 
# library(highcharter)
# 
# highchart() %>% 
#   hc_chart(type = "scatter") %>% 
#   hc_yAxis(max = 6, min = 0) %>% 
#   hc_xAxis(max = 6, min = 0) %>%
#   hc_add_series(name = "Australia",
#                 data = list(
#                   list(sequence = list(c(1,1),c(2,2),c(3,3),c(4,4)))
#                 )) %>%
#   hc_add_series(name = "United States",
#                 data = list(
#                   list(sequence = list(c(0,0),c(3,2),c(4,3),c(4,1)))
#                 )) %>%
#   hc_add_series(name = "China",
#                 data = list(
#                   list(sequence = list(c(3,2),c(2,2),c(1,1),c(2,5)))
#                 )) %>% 
#   hc_motion(enabled = TRUE,
#             labels = 2000:2003,
#             series = c(0,1,2))
# 
# 
# list(x = )
# 
#     
# 
# highchart() %>% 
#   hc_chart(type = "column") %>% 
#   hc_yAxis(max = 6, min = 0) %>% 
#   hc_add_series(name = "A", data = c(2,3,4), zIndex = -10) %>% 
#   hc_add_series(name = "B",
#                 data = list(
#                   list(sequence = c(1,2,3,4)),
#                   list(sequence = c(3,2,1,3)),
#                   list(sequence = c(2,5,4,3))
#                 )) %>% 
#   hc_add_series(name = "C",
#                 data = list(
#                   list(sequence = c(3,2,1,3)),
#                   list(sequence = c(2,5,4,3)),
#                   list(sequence = c(1,2,3,4))
#                 )) %>% 
#   hc_motion(enabled = TRUE,
#             labels = 2000:2003,
#             series = c(1,2))