Movie Genre: A N I M A T I O N
Film Animation encompasses a multitude of styles, themes, and techniques. From the simplest drawing by hand, to images created using the most up-to-date digital technology, the genre has always aimed to appeal to the widest possible age range.
What to watch:
- Steamboat Willie (Ub Iwerks, 1928)
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (David Hand and William Cottrell, 1937)
- Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske, 1940)
- Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968)
- Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)
- The Lion King (Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, 1994)
- Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
- Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
- Shrek (Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jensen, 2001)
- Bellevile Rendez-vous (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)
- Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Steve Box and Nick Park, 2005)
- The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)
- Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
- Up (Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, 2009)
- How To Train Your Dragon (Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, 2010)source: The Film Book, A Complete Guide To The World Of Cinema.
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