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Animation

Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model, and then photographing the result. When the frames are strung together and the resulting film is viewed at a speed of 16 or more frames per second, there is an illusion of continuous movement (due to the persistence of vision). Generating such a film is very labour intensive and tedious, though the development of computer animation has greatly sped up the process. Here Alice has assembled all the very best of this craft; scroll below alphabetically or search using the sub-categories in green on the left. 'Family Animation', 'Classic Animation', 'Cult Animation' or 'JapanAnime'. Right: Nick Park's endearing Wallace and Gromit.

$ 9.99 (2009)

6.7/10
Director: Tatia Rosenthal
Starring: Voices Of, Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Samuel Johnson, Barry Otto, Joel Edg...

Based on a series of short stories by famed writer Etgar Keret, this feat of stop-motion animation poses the question 'what's the meaning of life' and... Read more

101 Dalmatians (Disney) (1961)

7.2/10
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring: Rod Taylor, Lisa Davis, Cate Bauer

The Walt Disney charmer concerning a family of Dalmatians which run afoul of the deliciously evil Cruella De Vil. In keeping with the jazzier soundtra... Read more

101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure (2002)

5.8/10
Director: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith
Starring: Voices Of, Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short

This follow-up to the animated classic '101 Dalmatians' finds little Patch longing to stand out from the other puppies and dreaming of being like his... Read more

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

7.4/10
Director: Bill Melendez
Starring: Charlie Brown, Snoopy

The first full-length 'Peanuts' cartoon. Charlie has won his schools' spelling bee and, accompanied by Linus and Snoopy is off to New York for the Nat... Read more

A Bug's Life (1998)

7.2/10
Director: Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter

Pixar Animation Studios follow up to "Toy Story" is this imaginative adventure about a misfit ant who recruits an assemblage of other insects to help... Read more

A Cat in Paris (2010)

7/10
Director: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli

By day, a childs beloved companion& by night, a rooftop-roaming thief! Meet Dino, a common house cat who lives a double life. Hes the loyal pet of Z... Read more

A Goofy Movie (1995)

6.8/10
Director: Kevin Lima
Starring: Goofy, Bigfoot

Enjoy all the outrageous fun and laughter of Disney's most lovable character as he stars in his very first full-length motion picture. Read more

A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

5.9/10
Director: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the story, 'A Liar's Autobiography'. He was born, he... Read more

A Monkey's Tale (1999)

5.6/10
Director: Jean-Francois Laguionie
Starring: Voices Of, John Hurt, Rik Mayall, Michael York, Michael Gambon

A team of writers and artists from France, England and Germany came together to create this animated fantasy about a monkey who unwittingly confronts... Read more

A Monster in Paris (2011)

6.7/10
Director: Bibo Bergeron

Delightful animated feature from France set in 1910 Paris. A wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend, and a madcap monkey make a BIG mistake when... Read more