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.

What's New Mr Magoo? (1977)

Starring: Voice Of, Jim Backus

Featuring 32 stories across 3 discs this is the ultimate collection of animated adventures from near-sighted eccentric, Mr Magoo (as voiced by Jim Bac... Read more

When the Wind Blows (1986)

Director: Jimmy T Murakami
Starring: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Voices Of, Robin Houston

An enormous success in England, based on the best-selling book by Raymond Briggs, this is the powerful, unforgettable story of the consequences of nuc... Read more

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Director: Yoshifumi Kondo

Written and produced by Manga maestro Hayao Miyazaki this classic anime sees young bookworm Shizuku spending her summer reading and translating popula... Read more

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Joanna Cassidy

Groundbreaking blend of live-action and animation in which jaded, 1940's detective Bob Hoskins goes searching for a murderer with prime suspect, and c... Read more

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)

Director: Anon
Starring: Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet

Share the joy and magic of the holidays as Pooh and his lovable friends celebrate Christmas and New Year's in a delightful tale about spending special... Read more

Wizards (1976)

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Starring: Richard Romanus, Jesse Wells, Bob Holt

Ralph Bakshi presents this animated futuristic fantasy for adults as a dry run for 'The Lord of the Rings' feature he was planning. A cigar-chomping,... Read more

Wolf Children (2012)

Director: Mamoru Hosoda

From award-winning director Mamoru Hosoda ("Summer Wars", "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time"), an elegiac animated fantasy which follows the growth and... Read more

Wolverine and the X-Men: Vol 1 - X-Calibre (2008)


'Wolverine and the X-Men' is an all new animated Marvel series, featuring the popular superhero known for shooting razor sharp claws out of his hands.... Read more

Wonder Woman ( animated ) (2009)

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Starring: Voices Of, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Marg Hel...

The Amazonian princess gets a reboot for the 21st century in this animated feature from Lauren Montgomery ('Superman: Doomsday', 'Batman: Gotham Knigh... Read more

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Director: Rich Moore
Starring: John C Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Jack McBrayer

For decades, Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) has played the villain in a popular '80s video game. Looking to expand his horizons and prove h... Read more