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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.

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

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

Bartok The Magnificent (1999)

6.2/10
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Starring: Hank Azaria, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Curry

This feature-length animated tale features the hapless winged hero from 'Anastasia', who must rescue his new friend Prince Ivan from the nasty witch B... Read more

Basil: The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

6.1/10
Director: Dave Michener, John Musker, Ron Clements
Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Voices Of, Val Bettin

This Disney animated feature involves a Sherlock Holmes-like rodent sleuth trying to save England's royal mouse family from the evil Moriarity-like Ra... Read more

Batman and Mr Freeze: Subzero (1997)

Director: Boyd Kirkland
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Voices Of, Loren Lester

The ultimate Batman adventure explodes into non-stop, animated action when the Caped Crusader's chilling nemesis, Mr Freeze, returns to Gotham City an... Read more

Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker (2000)

Director: Curt Geda
Starring: Voices Of, Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Angie Harmon, Melissa Joan H...

Aka "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker". This acclaimed, full-length animated feature tells of the new Batman, Terry McGinnis, and his encounter with... Read more

Batman vs Dracula (2005)

6.7/10
Starring: Voices Of, Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardso...

Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthl... Read more