Animation

Meet the animation genius behind Ghost in the Shell

By Kambole Campbell

Director and designer Shōji Kawamori sees hand-drawn animation going the way of noh or kabubki in Japan.

Arson at Kyoto Animation Studio takes both a human and artistic toll

By Charles Bramesco

A fire at one of Japan’s foremost animation houses has resulted in the loss of precious life and work.

The Polish-American immigrant who changed the face of animation

By Georgina Guthrie

Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and the rotoscope, was one of the great cartoonists of the 20th century.

Mirai

By Michael Leader

Mamoru Hosoda returns with a charming time-bending tale about two siblings.

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Big Fish & Begonia

By Michael Leader

This stunning animated fantasy from Chinese pair Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun rivals Studio Ghibli.

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Watch a selection of incredible short films by emerging talent

By Little White Lies

Grace Lee’s beguiling animation The Baths is one of over 300 films screening at Playback Festival 2018.

How Don Bluth changed the face of feature animation

By Shane O’Reilly

From his studio in Dublin, the American animator rivalled Disney during the 1980s and early ’90s.

Coco

By David Jenkins

Pixar mine the theme of mortality for light-hearted frolics in this Mexican-set adventure.

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Anime Beyond Akira: The construction and destruction of cyberpunk Tokyo

By Giacomo Lee

Patlabor 2 and other classic-era sci-fi show the past, present and future of Japan’s capital.

Meet the exciting young directors behind animation’s female revolution

By Alex King

Greece’s Anima Syros festival provided a platform for a bright new generation of women animators.

Watch the charming trailer for My Life as a Courgette

By Little White Lies

Claude Barras’ stop-motion gem is being released in both subtitled and dubbed versions.

Sing

By Manuela Lazic

Don’t miss this animated jukebox musical from Son of Rambow director Garth Jennings.

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Moana

By Alexia Stam

A feisty Polynesian princess takes care of business on the high seas in this delightful animated caper.

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This beautiful video imagines Studio Ghibli characters IRL

By Rebecca Speare-Cole

See your favourite anime characters as they might appear in real-world settings.

Is this the best Batman movie ever made?

By Greg Evans

How an animated TV movie from 1993 cut to the dark heart of DC’s iconic antihero.

Sing – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Brit director Garth Jennings turns his hand to an eccentric animated singing competition in this utterly delightful new work.

My Life as a Courgette – first look review

By Elena Lazic

This stunning stop-motion animation set in an orphanage is as witty and insightful as it is quietly shocking.

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