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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.

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

Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: King of Mars (2006)

6.7/10

Hold on to your seats as you take off on three intergalactic journeys with Jimmy, Carl, Sheen, Cindy and Libby! 'The Eggpire Strikes Back' – A Doubl... Read more

Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Collection (1995)

5.3/10
Director: Howard E Baker, Peter Chung
Starring: Aeon Flux

Beginning as a series of short films for MTV, it soon attained cult status with its surreal twisting stroylines and breath-taking vivid animation. Aeo... Read more

Afro Samurai (2007)

7.8/10
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Starring: Voices Of, Samuel L Jackson, Kelly Hu, Ron Perlman

Samuel L Jackson is the titular sword-slinger desperate to avenge the death of his father at the hands of Justice (Ron Perlman), who also happens to b... Read more

Aladdin (1992)

8/10
Director: John Musker, Ron Clements
Starring: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Voices Of, Linda Larkin

In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the... Read more

Aladdin ( Blu-ray ) (1992)

8/10
Director: John Musker, Ron Clements
Starring: Jonathan Freeman, Linda Larkin, Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Frank Welker, Gil...

In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the... Read more

Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)

6.4/10
Director: Tad Stones
Starring: Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Voices Of, Jerry Orbach

All of Agrabah is preparing for the marriage of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, but a visit from the marauding Forty Thieves may postpone the wedding. T... Read more

Alice (1988)

7.5/10
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Starring: Kristyna Kohoutova, Camilla Powers

Jan Svankmajer, the Czech master of animation, has fulfilled a lifetime ambition in this interpretation of Alice in Wonderland. Svankmajer's Alice rem... Read more

Alice in Wonderland (Disney) (1951)

6.5/10
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson
Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway

Disney animation based on the Lewis Carroll favourite. Join Alice as she falls into the wild world of Wonderland and meets extraordinary characters su... Read more