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.

Atlantis 2: Milo's Return (2003)

Director: Anon
Starring: Animation

The fearless explorers from "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" are back. During his initial expedition, Milo Thatch and company located the famous underwater... Read more

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Director: Gary Trousdale
Starring: Voices Of, Michael J Fox, James Garner, Leonard Nimoy, David Ogden Stiers

This exciting Disney animated fantasy is set in 1914, where an eccentric billionaire backs an undersea expedition to locate the lost city of Atlantis.... Read more

Attack on Titan: Collection 1 (2013)


Many years ago, the last remnants of humanity were forced to retreat behind the towering walls of a fortified city to escape the massive, man-eating T... Read more

Attack on Titan: Collection 2 (2013)


Eren Jaeger vowed to rid mankind of the bloodthirsty giants who devoured his mother and destroyed his city. Now, after discovering that he has the abi... Read more

Avatar the Legend of Aang: Book 1 - Water (2005)

On a futuristic Earth torn between the warring elements of Air, Earth, Water and Fire, only one special being known as the Avatar can bring peace to t... Read more

Babar: Anniversary Collection (1999)


This fantastic Anniversary Collection of the classic children's series 'Babar' follows the noble elephant and his family as they embark on a wonderful... Read more

Babes in Toyland (1997)

Director: Charles Grosvenor, Paul Sabella, Toby Bluth
Starring: James Belushi, Voices Of, Catherine Cavadini

Everyone's favourite nursery rhyme characters come magically and musically to life in this delightful animated adventure based on the holiday tale.. Read more

Back to Gaya (2004)

Director: Lenard Fritz Krawinke, Holger Tappe
Starring: Voices Of, Patrick Stewart, Emily Watson

This stunning all-CG family adventure features brilliant inventor, Boo and not-so-brilliant but heroic Zino who have been battling the Snurks for as l... Read more

Badjelly the Witch (2001)

Starring: Narrated by, Spike Milligan

This family favourite classic tale, written by Spike Milligan for his own children in 1973, has now been brought to life in an exciting new style of a... Read more

Balto (1995)

Director: Simon Wells
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Bridget Fonda, Bob Hoskins

A thrilling animated adventure, based on the true story of a half-husky, half-wolf dog named Balto who overcame many dangers to deliver vital medicine... Read more