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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.

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

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

7.1/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr, Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder, Rory Cochrane

Director Richard Linklater returns to the animation style of his earlier 'Waking Life' for this adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel. In the not-too-... Read more

A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016)

8.2/10
Director: Naoko Yamada

A deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya, upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the... Read more

A Troll In Central Park (1994)

5.4/10
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Starring: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Hayley Mills

This pleasant animated film from Don Bluth has a troll (who's too nice) being exiled from Troll Land to N.Y.C., where he meets and befriends a lonely... Read more

Aachi and Ssipak (2006)

6.9/10
Director: Jo Beom-Jin

Set in a futuristic world powered entirely by human excrement, and a government anxious to control this sole, important source of energy. Special sens... Read more

Aardman's Darkside (2006)

Director: Richard Goleszowski, Peter Peake, Darren Walsh, Tom Parkinson

Featuring a compilation of animations from the weird and warped side of Aardman. Featured here are episodes from 'Angry Kid', 'The Adventures of Jeff... Read more

Adventure Time: Season 1 (2010)

8.6/10
Starring: John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada

A.k.a. "Adventure Time with Finn & Jake". Want to know what time it is?! It's DVD watching time with Finn and Jake - two of the coolest heroes ever to... Read more

Adventure Time: Season 2 (2010)

8.6/10

That Ice King sure is cold, but as cold as Marceline's fries? He's pretty evil too, but as evil as the Lich? And Ice King does have powers, but as pow... Read more

Adventure Time: Season 3 (2011)

8.6/10

It's one crazy adventure after another for Finn the human, and his best friend, Jake, a 28-year-old dog with magical powers. The Adventure Time Season... Read more

Adventures in Zambezia (2012)

Director: Wayne Thornley
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Jenifer Lewis, Leonard Nimoy, Richard E Grant, Samuel L Jackson,...

A.k.a. "Zambezia". Children's animated coming-of-age adventure about a spirited young falcon named Kai who flees his country home against the wishes o... Read more