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The claymation animated films of Aardman Animations

Aardman Animations is quite possibly the world’s foremost claymation animation film studio. The company was founded way back in 1972 based on the founders’ desire to produce an animated film. With their dream in hand they moved forward and began with short films for various clients, including the BBC. For roughly 25 years Aardman worked [...]

The best 2d animated films

If you’re making a list of the best 2d animated films of all time you’re thinking almost exclusively of Disney animation work (I know there’s a great deal of 2d animation that comes out of Japan but that’s going to be excluded from this conversation because not enough people see those movies). The Lion King [...]

The only animation film to make $1 billion at the box office

There is only one animated film in the history of movies to cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office (as of this writing, at least). That film was released on June 18, 2010 and is the creation of Pixar, the foremost studio in 3d animated films. The movie stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen [...]

The Academy creates an Oscar category for animated films

It was the advent and huge popularity of 3d animated films that caused the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to create a category specifically for animated films at the Oscar Awards. It’s called the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and it’s been awarded each year since 2001. That was the year Shrek [...]

The first Disney animation film to be PG

Disney animation films started way back in the 1940s with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and they’ve been steadily releasing them ever since. In those releases there are utter classics (Bambi, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, etc) and there are a number of forgettable films. They’ve all been wonderful children’s entertainment though, which is what [...]

Pixar and their incredible animated films

Pixar is the world’s most successful animated film company, without question. They’ve released 13 movies in a row that have debuted at number one at the box office, including their latest entitled Brave. They largely eschew sequels, which makes them even more amazing since they have to sell a totally new story to the audiences [...]

Most successful animated films of all time

There are many ways to measure the success of an animated film but we’re talking box office grosses for this article. At the top of the domestic all time gross list you’ll find Shrek 2, a movie that arrived at the perfect time. The first Shrek was well-liked by parents and kids alike for its [...]

3d animation films revolutionize the business

3d animation films revolutionized the business of family filmmaking in Hollywood, leading to scores of blockbusters. There was a time when it was really just Disney making animated films since they had a knack for telling classic stories in a family friendly kind of way and making the animation amazing. Other studios tried every now [...]

Stop motion animation films

Stop motion animation involves physically manipulating objects and shooting them one frame at a time to create that sense of motion. It’s a painstaking process and it was among the first to be experimented with and is still used to this day. Nowadays computers can be used to create stop motion animation films, which greatly [...]

History of animation films

The very first form of animation came in the form of a flip book in which drawings on pages could be rapidly flipped through to show the appearance of movement. Animated films first came into existence around the turn of the 20th century with George Melies as one of the first ever animated filmmakers and [...]