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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.

Smallfoot (2018)

6.8/10
Director: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig
Starring: Danny DeVito, James Corden, Channing Tatum, Common , Yara Shahidi, Gina Rodrigue...

Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human. He soon faces banishme... Read more

Smallfoot (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.8/10
Director: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig
Starring: Danny DeVito, James Corden, Channing Tatum, Common , Yara Shahidi, Gina Rodrigue...

Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human. He soon faces banishme... Read more

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.8/10
Director: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Stan Lee, Wil Wheaton, Will Arnett, Greg Cipes, Patton Oswalt, Joh...

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is. But de facto le... Read more

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

7.8/10
Director: Roger Mainwood
Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Pam Ferris, Virginia McKenna, Simon Day, Peter Wi...

The true story of British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs's parents, Ethel and Ernest, two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraor... Read more

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

6.3/10
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Starring: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Mel Brooks, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shann...

Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the... Read more

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.3/10
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Starring: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Mel Brooks, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shann...

Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the... Read more

Rick and Morty: Season 3 (2017)

8.4/10
Starring: Keith David, Danny Trejo, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke, Nolan North, Maurice LeMarche...

Re-live the Season that broke the internet better than Kim K ever could. From putting the pressure on McDees to bring back Szechuan Sauce to inspiring... Read more

Isle of Dogs (2018)

8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Akira Takayama, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Courtney B Vance, Edw...

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alon... Read more

Isle of Dogs (Blu-ray) (2018)

8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Akira Takayama, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Courtney B Vance, Edw...

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alon... Read more

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

5/10
Director: John Stevenson
Starring: Dexter Fletcher, James Hong, Johnny Depp, Michael Caine, James McAvoy, Chiwetel...

After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missin... Read more