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.

Thunderbirds: Volume 5 (1966)

Director: Gerry Anderson

International Rescue is back in action - interestingly the often quoted code F.A.B. originally didn't stand for anything other than 'Fab', later, foll... Read more

Thunderbirds: Volume 8 (1966)

Director: Gerry Anderson

An incredible attention to detail and engaging characters lend this sci-fi puppet extravaganza a timeless quality; this last disc of the digitally rem... Read more

Tinker Bell (2008)

Director: Bradley Raymond
Starring: Voices Of, Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera, Jane Horro...

Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fair... Read more

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)

Director: Bradley Raymond
Starring: Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Michael Sheen, Kristin Chenoweth, Pamela Adlon, Jesse McC...

While in the English countryside, Tinker Bell meets her first human - a girl named Lizzy who traps her in a jar. The residents of Pixie Hollow hear wh... Read more

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)

Director: Klay Hall
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Jane Horrocks, Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, Jesse...

Pixie Hollow is buzzing with preparations for autumn and Tinker Bell is hard at work on her latest invention when she is unexpectedly summoned by Quee... Read more

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy (2014)

Director: Peggy Holmes
Starring: Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston

Aka " The Pirate Fairy". From the world of Peter Pan comes a swashbuckling animated adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and... Read more

Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings (2012)

Director: Tom Rogers, Ryan Rowe
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Timothy Dalton, Lucy Liu, Matt Lanter

Journey with Tinker Bell and her fairy friends into the forbidden world of the mysterious Winter Woods, where curiosity and adventure lead Tink to an... Read more

Titan A.E. (2000)

Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Starring: Bill Pullman, Drew Barrymore, Janeane Garofalo, John Leguizamo, Matt Damon, Nath...

In this spectacular animated adventure set in the 31st century, an alien race known as the Drej has destroyed Earth and sent the survivors fleeing int... Read more

TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007)

Director: Kevin Munroe
Starring: Voices Of, Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mako , Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewa...

The amphibious crime-fighters are back as computer animated 'heroes in a half shell', taking on a legion of malevolent monsters who gather just once e... Read more

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Director: Satoshi Kon

In this unofficial animated remake of John Ford's "3 Godfathers" from director Satoshi Kon ("Perfect Blue"), three homeless people - an alcoholic, a t... Read more