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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.

Beavis And Butt-head Do America (1996)

6.8/10
Director: Mike Judge
Starring: Mike Judge, Robert Stack, Cloris Leachman

The unabashedly ignorant, flagrantly antisocial, hormonally charged duo from MTV's animated series find themselves on a cross country odyssey that beg... Read more

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

7.1/10
Director: Robert Stevenson
Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall

An elaborate Disney musical fantasy about an amateur witch who helps the British cause during WWII. Oscar winning special effects and delightful anima... Read more

Bee Movie (2007)

6.1/10
Director: Steve Hickner, Simon J Smith
Starring: Voices Of, Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chr...

After zoo animals, ants and rodents, it's time for honey-makers of the world to get the animation treatment. Barry B. Benson has just been certified t... Read more

Beetle Bailey (1963)

6.9/10

Cartoonist Mort Walker's not-so gung-ho private Beetle Bailey stars in these hilarious adventures full of animated military mayhem. Your funny bone wi... Read more

Ben 10: Season 1 (2005)

7.1/10

Typical kid Ben Tennyson finds an extraterrestrial device that allows him to become a host of alien-fighting superheroes in this engaging, kid-friendl... Read more

Ben 10: Season 2 (2006)

7.1/10

The Tennyson's encounter more action than ever. Ben is getting the hang of Omnitrix and can now transform into 2 new alien heroes - Cannonbolt and Wil... Read more

Ben 10: Season 3 (2006)

7.1/10

For a ten-year old kid, Ben Tennyson sure sees his share of action and adventure. And in Season 3, things get even wilder and weirder as Ben, Gwen and... Read more

Beowulf (2007)

6.2/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Crispin Glover, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright, Ali...

Director Robert Zemeckis ('The Polar Express') again pushes the boundaries of film animation in this visually stunning take on the oldest of English t... Read more

Beowulf ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

6.2/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright, Brendan Gleeson, Cr...

Director Robert Zemeckis ('The Polar Express') again pushes the boundaries of film animation in this visually stunning take on the oldest of English t... Read more

Berserk: The Series (1997)

8.5/10
Director: Naohito Takahashi

Gattsu, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces that pursue him and his woman, and also vengeance against the man who br... Read more