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.

Crapston Villas: Volume 1 (1995)

Director: Sarah Ann Kennedy
Starring: Voices Of, Jane Horrocks, Claire Jennings

Welcome to the happy house from hell where delinquency, graffiti, loose morals, cat sick, dismal sex, miserable cows, hidden sexuality and women in bi... Read more

Priit Parn: Selected Films (1984)

Director: Priit Parn

Three films from the prize-winning Estonian animation director and political cartoonist, Priit Parn. Parn uses animation to satirise and parody the in... Read more

101 Dalmatians (Disney) (Copy) (1961)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring: Cate Bauer, Lisa Davis, Rod Taylor

The Walt Disney charmer concerning a family of Dalmatians which run afoul of the deliciously evil Cruella De Vil. In keeping with the jazzier soundtra... Read more