From the early silhouette films of Lotte Reiniger to the computer-generated masterpieces of Pixar, the art of animation has come a long way in family films. But while the techniques have changed dramatically with the advance of technology, the fundamentals remain the same for the classic movies. To make an audience believe in (say) a talking mouse demands equal heart and creative spark, resulting in great viewing pleasure for all.
Family Animations Film Listing
Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews, 2012
Pixar's animated fantasy, set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, 'Brave' has a fine centr...
Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, 2012
A mouse and a bear make the unlikeliest of allies in Ernest and Celestine, a charming animated fe...
Michel Ocelot, 2011
In Tales of the Night, French animator Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress) uses shadow pupp...
Jan Svankmajer, 1988
In Alice, a little girl follows a white rabbit into a world where nothing is quite what it seems....
Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2010
An animated feature from Studio Ghibli, Arrietty is based on Mary Norton's ever-popular 1952 chil...
Michel Ocelot, 2006
From acclaimed director Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress) comes a new ani...
Peter Lord, 2012
A fun-filled voyage of pirate antics in which a pirate captain attempts to outdo ...
Hayao Miyazaki, 2005
An animated adventure from Hayao Miyazaki, Howl's Moving Castle sees an 18 year-old girl swept of...
Various (Animation), 1940
The famously ambitious animated epic from Disney studios in which eight animated ...
Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronomi, 1953
The classic Walt Disney animation taken from JM Barrie's stage play. The magic begins when Peter ...
Hayao Miyazaki, 1988
Studio Ghibli's My Neighbour Totoro is a charming tale about 10 year-old Saksuki and her inquisit...
Gary Oldman, Don Bluth, 1997
An animated retelling of the story of the Russian peasant girl who finds out that she is actually...