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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.

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

Betty Boop Collection (1936)

Starring: Betty Boop

Betty Boop-oop-a-dooped her way to the silver screen in Max Fleischer short 'Dizzy Dishes' on August 8th, 1930. Experience the thrill and joy Betty br... Read more

Cartoons That Time Forgot (1930)

7.1/10
Director: Ub Iwerks

Celebrating the legendary work of Walt Disney's foremost animator, Ub Iwerks, who struck out on his own in the 1930s. This historical and surreal col... Read more

Felix the Cat: Felix in Hollywood (1927)

6.9/10
Starring: Felix The Cat

Contains some classic cartoons from the early career of this curious and playful cat, created by Otto Messmer for the Pat Sullivan Studio, with some o... Read more

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

7.9/10
Director: Lotte Reiniger

German director Lotte Reiniger spent three years making this silent animated film based on the Arabian Nights legends. The dashing Prince Achmed saves... Read more