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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.

Detective Pikachu (Blu-Ray) (2019)

6.8/10
Director: Rob Letterman
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is H... Read more

Detective Pikachu (2019)

6.8/10
Director: Rob Letterman
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is H... Read more

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

6.9/10
Director: Mike Mitchell
Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, C...

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle t... Read more

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Blu-Ray) (2019)

6.9/10
Director: Mike Mitchell
Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, C...

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle t... Read more

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Blu-Ray) (2019)

7.9/10
Director: Dean DeBlois
Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, F Murray Abraham,...

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury c... Read more

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

7.9/10
Director: Dean DeBlois
Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, F Murray Abraham,...

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury c... Read more

Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Milorad Krstic

A psychotherapist suffers violent nightmares inspired by legendary works of art. Four of his patients, expert thieves, offer to steal the works since... Read more

Charming (2018)

6/10
Director: Ross Venokur
Starring: John Cleese, Wilmer Valderrama, Ashley Tisdale, Avril Lavigne, Demi Lovato

Charming is an irreverent animated comedy about a young Prince with an irresistible appeal and one kick-ass maiden who wants him only for his money. C... Read more

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018)

6.8/10
Director: Alexandre Astier, Louis Clichy
Starring: Christian Clavier, Alexandre Astier, Alex Lutz, Guillaume Briat

After elderly druid Getafix falls out of a tree, he resolves to find a young successor to whom he can entrust the secret formula for the magic potion... Read more

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

8.7/10
Director: Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry...

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realitie... Read more