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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.

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

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Blu-Ray) (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

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

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.3/10
Starring: John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane...

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adv... Read more

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

7.3/10
Starring: John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane...

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adv... Read more

Ocean Waves (Blu-Ray) (1993)

6.9/10
Director: Tomomi Mochizuki

As he journeys back from Tokyo to his high school for a reunion, Taku Morisaki recounts his memories of his school days, focussing in particular on a... Read more

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