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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.

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)

7.1/10
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

Bambi (1942)

7.3/10
Director: David Hand
Starring: Bambi, Thumper

The Disney crew worked for four years to animate Felix Salten's woodland tale, resulting in some of the studio's most memorable characters (young fawn... Read more

Bambi 2 (2006)

Director: Brian Pimenthal

One of Disney's most cherished characters makes a welcome return in the long-awaited sequel to the 1942 classic. Bambi reunites with his father who m... Read more

Bambi Meets Godzilla (1987)

7.1/10
Director: Compiled By, Johnny Legend
Starring: Bambi, Godzilla

A succulent, fast-paced serving of vintage cartoons and animation including 'Bambi Meets Godzilla', 'You auto lay an Egg' and Max Fleischer's famous '... Read more

Bananaman - The Ultimate Collection (1983)

Starring: Voices Of, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden

Back in the '80s, the adventures of Bananaman were brought to life with a tad of animation and a decent dollop of voice acting from The Goodies. The... Read more

Barefoot Gen / Barefoot Gen 2 (1983)

Director: Kazuo Oga

The powerful and tragic autobiographical story of manga artist Keiji Nakazawa, just six years old when an atomic bomb was dropped on his hometown of H... Read more

Barney's Great Adventure (1997)

2.9/10
Director: Steve Gomer
Starring: Barney

Barney's first movie ever! Join Barney and his friends as they rush to find a special rainbow coloured egg before it hatches. You'll also get to meet... Read more

Barnyard (2006)

5.6/10
Director: Steve Oedekerk
Starring: Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Kevin James, David Koechner, Andie Mac...

From the creator of 'Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius', Ben the cow (voiced by Sam Elliott) has always been the leader and voice of reason among the other an... Read more