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.

Peter Pan (Disney) (1953)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson
Starring: Voices Of, Kathryn Beaumont, Bobby Driscoll, Hans Conried

The beloved Disney cartoon feature has Peter, Tinker Bell and the Darling children on a fun-filled trip to Never Never Land, where the wicked Captain... Read more

Popeye the Sailor Man: Volume 3 (1952)

Starring: Popeye, Olive Oyl

"Well Blow Me Down" This DVD offers a hearty helping of exciting adventures starring the loveable underdog with an affinity for spinach. So come up on... Read more

Alice in Wonderland (Disney) (1951)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson
Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway

Disney animation based on the Lewis Carroll favourite. Join Alice as she falls into the wild world of Wonderland and meets extraordinary characters su... Read more

Cinderella (Disney) (1949)

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Walt Disney brings to animated life the classic tale of poor Cinderella, her fairy godmother, Prince Charming, mice Gus and Jaq, the glass slipper, an... Read more

Song of the South (1946)

Director: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson
Starring: Ruth Warrick, James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll

A lonely misunderstood little boy living on a plantation in the old South, finds his only happiness in the tales spun by Uncle Remus. A superb blend o... Read more

The Three Caballeros (1945)

Director: Norman Ferguson
Starring: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz

A colourful Disney comedy-travelogue that combines animation and live action. Filled with infectious music, eye-popping visuals and amusing cartoon se... Read more

Mighty Mouse and Friends (1944)

Director: Dave Fleischer, Max Fleischer
Starring: Mighty Mouse

A Dave and Max Fleischer classic. Mighty Mouse once again saves the day with this assortment of 9 timeless animated wonders that feature the diminutiv... Read more

Cartoon Vault - Volume 2 (1942)

Starring: Popeye

253 minutes of classic cartoons feature in this 2 disc set - Disc 1: "Little Monsters" featuring Boisterous Billy, Curious Gavin, Revolting Ronnie and... Read more

The Complete Weird Cartoons (1942)

Johnny Legend presents a creepy collection of bizarre animation from the 1910s-1940s. You'll be amazed at the artistry and the strangeness that abound... Read more

Bambi (1942)

Director: David Hand
Starring: Bambi, Thumper

The Disney crew worked for four years to animate Felix Salten's woodland tale, resulting in some of the studio's most memorable characters (young fawn... Read more