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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.

The Point (1971)

8/10
Director: Fred Wolf
Starring: Ringo Starr

Delightful animated fable about a land where all things and people have points, except for young Oblio. Because of his "pointlessness," he and his dog... Read more

Archie's Funhouse: The Complete Series (1970)

7.6/10

Archie and the gang are some of the most memorable comic book characters ever created, and each generation is drawn to the lovable teenagers. Here the... Read more

Catweazle: The Complete Series (1970)

7.9/10
Director: David Lane
Starring: Geoffrey Bayldon, Charles Tingwell

The original loveable wizard is back with his special adventures of magical mayhem! This Box Set contains the complete TV series, featuring an elevent... Read more

The Aristocats (1970)

7.1/10
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring: Eva Gabor, Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway

This charming film features Eva Gabor as the voice of mother feline who is catnapped by a cruel servant and transported to the country along with her... Read more

Sesame Street: Old School - Volume 1 (1969)

8.2/10

Were some of your first friends named Grover, Mr Hooper and Bob? Do you remember the Ladybug Picnic? How about Pinball Number Count? Take a trip back... Read more

H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series (1969)

7.6/10
Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Starring: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes

From the world of Sid and Marty Krofft comes the kids show favourite with dragon H.R. Pufnstuf. Travel to Living Island with Jimmy and Freddie, his ta... Read more

Pink Panther and Friends: The Ant and the Aardvark (1969)

Starring: The Pink Panther

  He's determined. He's Sneaky. He's never going to get that ant! That ever-hungry aardvark and his would-be feast, the ant, are featured in seventee... Read more

The Secret Service: The Complete Series (1969)

7.2/10
Starring: Voices Of, Stanley Unwin, Sylvia Anderson

The last of Gerry Anderson's 'Supermarionation' TV series, it centres around Father Unwin, local eccentric vicar and a secret agent working for the to... Read more

Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries (1969)

Director: Anon
Starring: Scooby-Doo, Shaggy

See how your favourite snack-munching canine super-sleuth got his start! Featuring the first five Scooby-Doo episodes ever unleashed, including the se... Read more

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

7.4/10
Director: Bill Melendez
Starring: Charlie Brown, Snoopy

The first full-length 'Peanuts' cartoon. Charlie has won his schools' spelling bee and, accompanied by Linus and Snoopy is off to New York for the Nat... Read more