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.
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
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
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
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