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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.

All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996)

5.5/10
Director: Larry Leker, Paul Sebella
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Dom DeLuise

Angelic canines Charlie and Itchy are back on Earth, sent down to find Gabriel's horn. Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton and Dom Deluise provide the voices... Read more

Allegro Non Troppo (1976)

7.5/10
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Starring: Maurizio Nichetti, Marialuisa Giovannini

Bozzetto's cult feature-length parody of Walt Disney's classic 'Fantasia' is both a send-up and an imaginative and beautiful film in its own right. "A... Read more

American Dad!: Volume 1 (2005)

7.4/10
Starring: Voices Of, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Grimes, Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane

From the creators of 'Family Guy' comes another twisted, animated take on the all-American family. Stan works the anti-terrorism beat for the CIA, re... Read more

American Dad!: Volume 3 (2006)

7.4/10
Starring: (Voices of) , Seth MacFarlane, Rachael MacFarlane, Seth Green, Scott Grimes, Wen...

C.I.A. weapons expert Stan Smith is back, keeping the homeland secure while alienating his family and terrorising his neighbours in the process. Wheth... Read more

An American Tail (1986)

6.9/10
Director: Don Bluth
Starring: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Will Ryan

Steven Spielberg executive produced this animated heart-tugger about a family of Russian-Jewish mice that become separated on their way to America. Di... Read more

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

6.5/10
Director: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells

This animated feature follows immigrant Fievel the mouse and his family on a trek to the American west. James Stewart and John Cleese provide voices. Read more

Anastasia (1997)

7.1/10
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Starring: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Voices Of, Kelsey Grammer

This elaborate animated musical tells the tale of Nicholas and Alexandra's daughter, who supposedly survived in Russia in 1917 only to reappear in Par... Read more

Animal Farm (1954)

7.2/10
Director: John Halas, Joy Batchelor
Starring: Gordon Heath, Voices Of, Maurice Denham

George Orwell's allegorical examination of totalitarianism and revolutionary thought is transported into animated form to tell the tale of the oppress... Read more

Animaniacs: Volume 1 (1993)

7.9/10
Director: Various
Starring: (Voices of) , Nancy Cartwright, Maurice LeMarche

Producer Steven Spielberg drew on the rich history of Hollywood (especially the legendary Warner Brothers studio) to create this award-winning cartoon... Read more

Antz (1998)

6.6/10
Director: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Starring: Voices Of, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone

In an ant colony a neurotic worker named Z (voiced by Woody Allen) sets out to, with the help of his soldier buddy Weaver (Sylvester Stallone) prove h... Read more