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.
French director Luc Besson adapted his own children's book, Arthur and the Minimoys, for this vivid, imagination-feulled family film starring Freddie... Read more
In this humorous computer-animated adventure from Aardman, multiple generations of Santas figure in the hijinks surrounding the family's job of delive... Read more
After Cleopatra enters an ill-advised bet with Caesar that her Egyptian builders can construct a grand palace in only three months, her distraught arc... Read more
After hearing that fear gives villagers wings, and completely missing the metaphor, Viking Chief Timandahaf sends his officers to Gaul to kidnap a lil... Read more