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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.

The Soldier's Tale ( Animated ) (1984)

7.4/10
Director: R.O. Blechman, Christian Blackwood
Starring: Max von Sydow, Dusan Makavejev, Galina Panova

Stravinsky's legendary fable comes alive in this Emmy-winning animated program. When the common man is faced with the devil's temptation, can he make... Read more

Le Chevalier D'Eon II: Agent Provocateur (2006)

Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi

The story begins in Paris 1742, when the body of a woman named Lia de Beaumont is found in a casket floating along the Seine.[6] The only clue regardi... Read more

Le Chevalier D'Eon III: Danse Macabre (2006)

Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi

The story begins in Paris 1742, when the body of a woman named Lia de Beaumont is found in a casket floating along the Seine.[6] The only clue regardi... Read more

Le Chevalier D'Eon IV: Ancien Regime (2006)

Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi

The story begins in Paris 1742, when the body of a woman named Lia de Beaumont is found in a casket floating along the Seine.[6] The only clue regardi... Read more

Le Chevalier D'Eon V: Volte-Face (2006)

Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi

The story begins in Paris 1742, when the body of a woman named Lia de Beaumont is found in a casket floating along the Seine.[6] The only clue regardi... Read more

Batman: Gotham Knight (Blu-ray) (2008)

6.8/10

Presented in a unique anime-inspired style, this cartoon anthology features six all-new short stories, each penned by a different writer, chronicling... Read more

Epic (Blu-ray & 3D) (2013)

6.7/10
Director: Chris Wedge
Starring: Colin Farrell, Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutcherson, Chris O'Dowd, Ama...

Computer-animated adventure from the creators of "Ice Age. Teenage M.K. (voice of Amanda Seyfried) is skeptical about her estranged botanist father's... Read more

Spider-Woman, Agent Of S.W.O.R.D. (2009)

6.3/10

After the failed alien invasion of Earth, revenge-seeking P.I. Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman, is recruited by S.W.O.R.D., an agency specialized in... Read more

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

7.1/10
Director: Robert Stevenson
Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall

An elaborate Disney musical fantasy about an amateur witch who helps the British cause during WWII. Oscar winning special effects and delightful anima... Read more

Song of the South (1946)

7.3/10
Director: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson
Starring: Ruth Warrick, James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll

A lonely misunderstood little boy living on a plantation in the old South, finds his only happiness in the tales spun by Uncle Remus. A superb blend o... Read more