Director and designer Shōji Kawamori sees hand-drawn animation going the way of noh or kabubki in Japan.
A fire at one of Japan’s foremost animation houses has resulted in the loss of precious life and work.
Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and the rotoscope, was one of the great cartoonists of the 20th century.
Mamoru Hosoda returns with a charming time-bending tale about two siblings.
This stunning animated fantasy from Chinese pair Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun rivals Studio Ghibli.
Grace Lee’s beguiling animation The Baths is one of over 300 films screening at Playback Festival 2018.
From his studio in Dublin, the American animator rivalled Disney during the 1980s and early ’90s.
Pixar mine the theme of mortality for light-hearted frolics in this Mexican-set adventure.
By Giacomo Lee
Patlabor 2 and other classic-era sci-fi show the past, present and future of Japan’s capital.
By Alex King
Greece’s Anima Syros festival provided a platform for a bright new generation of women animators.
Claude Barras’ stop-motion gem is being released in both subtitled and dubbed versions.
Don’t miss this animated jukebox musical from Son of Rambow director Garth Jennings.
By Alexia Stam
A feisty Polynesian princess takes care of business on the high seas in this delightful animated caper.
See your favourite anime characters as they might appear in real-world settings.
By Greg Evans
How an animated TV movie from 1993 cut to the dark heart of DC’s iconic antihero.
Brit director Garth Jennings turns his hand to an eccentric animated singing competition in this utterly delightful new work.