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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.

Bambi (1942)

7.3/10
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

Dumbo (1941)

7.3/10
Director: Ben Sharpsteen

The animated Disney classic about a baby elephant born with oversize ears. Assisted by his only friend, a mouse named Timothy, Dumbo learns to use his... Read more

Hoppity Goes To Town (1941)

Director: Dave Fleischer

The tranquility of Bugville, which is only 45 inches from Broadway in Manhattan, is threatened by the construction of a new skyscraper, and Hoppity, t... Read more

Fantasia (1940)

7.8/10
Director: Hamilton Luske, James Algar, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Bill Roberts, Ford Beebe
Starring: Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney's eight-part marriage of music and animated images remains an amazing achievement. 'Fantasia' was first conceived as a feature-length vehi... Read more

Pinocchio (Disney) (1940)

7.5/10
Director: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske
Starring: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Voices Of, Cliff Edwards

The brilliant story of a little puppet who dreams of being a real boy unfolds as a shining example of vivid, rich, finely detailed Disney animation at... Read more

Pinocchio (Disney) ( Blu-ray ) (1940)

7.5/10
Director: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske
Starring: Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones

The brilliant story of a little puppet who dreams of being a real boy unfolds as a shining example of vivid, rich, finely detailed Disney animation at... Read more

Popeye the Sailor 1933 - 1938 (1938)

Starring: Popeye

Showcasing an array of the spinach-devouring hero's greatest exploits, this four-disc compilation of 60 classic Popeye theatrical shorts produced by t... Read more

Popeye the Sailor Man - Volume 1 (1938)

Starring: Popeye

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

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ( Blu-ray ) (1937)

7.6/10
Director: David Hand
Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell

Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature features a magical story, memorable music and unforgettable characters. The beautiful and kindhearted... Read more

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

7.6/10
Director: David Hand
Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell

Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature features a magical story, memorable music and unforgettable characters. The beautiful and kindhearted... Read more