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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.

Mickey Mouse: Season 1 (2013)

8.1/10
Starring: Mickey Mouse

19 newly-produced Mickey Mouse cartoons are collected together in this Season 1 collection. Join Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy and Pluto in a s... Read more

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (2005)

7.3/10
Director: Takeshi Nozue, Tetsuya Nomura
Starring: Takahiro Sakurai, Ayumi Ito

Continuing the storyline based on the hit Playstation game Final Fantasy VII, two years have passed since the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to... Read more

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

6.7/10
Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith

They're cute...they're cuddly...they're back! From the creators of Madagascar comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the bi... Read more

Penguins of Madagascar ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

6.7/10
Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith

They're cute...they're cuddly...they're back! From the creators of Madagascar comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the bi... Read more

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Isao Takahata

Eight years in the making and hot on the heels of Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata's adaptation of a centuries old Japanes... Read more

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Isao Takahata

Eight years in the making and hot on the heels of Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata's adaptation of a centuries old Japanes... Read more

The Complete Works of Yuri Norstein ( Tale of Tales, Hedgehog in the Fog, Heron and the Crane, Fox and Rabbit ) (1978)

Director: Yuri Norstein

Yuri Norstein is a world renowned Russian animator, whose painstaking attention of detail and craft have become legendary. On this Disc are collected... Read more

The Congress (2013)

6.5/10
Director: Ari Folman
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jon...

Robin Wright stars as herself in this drama directed by Ari Folman. When mature actress Robin Wright realises that no studio will offer her work anymo... Read more

Big Hero 6 (2014)

7.8/10
Director: Chris Williams, Don Hall
Starring: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph," comes "Big Hero 6," an action-packed comedy-adventure about the spe... Read more

Big Hero 6 ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.8/10
Director: Chris Williams, Don Hall
Starring: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics pro... Read more