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.

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Director: Sam Liu
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, (Voices of)

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime  fr... Read more

Battle of the Planets: Volume 1 (1978)

Director: David E Hanson
Starring: Animation

In these two "Battle of the Planets" Cult television Episodes, the G-Force team battle against Zoltar and his aliens as they try to take over Centre N... Read more

Battle of the Planets: Volume 2 (1978)

Director: David E Hanson
Starring: Animation

With the continuation of the 'Battle of the Planets' Cult Animation series, we are lead on more adventures, with the G-Force team. In the 'The Space M... Read more

Beauty and the Beast (Disney) (1991)

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

The first animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture, Disney's enchanting romance follows the blossoming relationship between the beautiful, bo... Read more

Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World (1997)

Director: Bob Kline
Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Voices Of, Jerry Orbach

Inspired by Disney's beloved classic 'Beauty and the Beast', this video contains three charming adventures never before told. Favourite animated resid... Read more

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

Director: Andy Knight
Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Voices Of, Jerry Orbach

An all new classic adventure reveals a Christmas past when Belle vows to warm the Beast's castle with the spirit and hope of the season despite his mi... Read more

Beavis And Butt-head Do America (1996)

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)

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)

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)


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