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.
Children under 7 should enjoy this animated fantasy that pits the good little ponies against an evil witch. The highlight is an encounter with the Smo... Read more
In-name only sequel to 1981's 'Heavy Metal'. An adult animated tale in which Tyler, a psychotic space pirate in pursuit of the key to immortality, pic... Read more
Grimm's classic fairy-tale gets a hip new animated re-telling as two critter cops, Stork (Anthony Anderson) and Grizzly (Xzibit) are sent to investiga... Read more