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animation an evolution of art, part 1 of 2

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Wolf's Rain 1: Leader of Pack [DVD] [2004] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Wolf's Rain 1: Leader of Pack [DVD] [2004] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"A miracle of a show, a seamless blend of mythologies from around the world into a series where every frame is a work of art. Possibly my favourite fiction ever."
The Lion King [2 Disc Special Edition] [1994] [DVD]
The Lion King [2 Disc Special Edition] [1994] [DVD]
"It might be the greatest film of all time. the spiritual aspects of this rights passage epic about destiny and responsibility combine flawlessly with the exquisite animation and awesome musical score"
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame [DVD] [1996]
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame [DVD] [1996]
"A majestic whirlwind mirage of gripping story, fantastic imagery and music worthy of grand opera and my personal favourite Disney. an example of just how great animation can be"
Robin Hood  [DVD]
Robin Hood [DVD]
"A minor classic of the anthropomorphic genre, creates a rich credible universe for itself. An adventure with a genuinely medieval feel, peppered with hilarious anachronisms."
The Animals Of Farthing Wood: The Journey Begins [VHS] [1993]
The Animals Of Farthing Wood: The Journey Begins [VHS] [1993]
"It starts simple but before long this becomes an epic to dwarf lord of the rings! A jaw-dropping and tear jerking story of survival and war that has a scale and power unseen since in childrenís TV"
Watership Down: The Complete Collection [DVD]
Watership Down: The Complete Collection [DVD]
"It may look cute but donít be deceived, this is a deep beautiful and dark series about the great grey areas in life, and the value of hope. A wonderful, character driven childrenís show."
Watership Down (Deluxe Edition) [DVD] [1978]
Watership Down (Deluxe Edition) [DVD] [1978]
"Donít worry, I love the film as well. The definitive British animated feature. Bleak yet hopeful, realistic and surreal at the same time. a dreamlike experience that is completely unforgettable,"
Plague Dogs [DVD]
Plague Dogs [DVD]
"Something of a cult item, one the most powerful films of all time. But be warned it is disturbing and depressing, but my life is greatly enriched for having seen it."
The Land Before Time [DVD]
The Land Before Time [DVD]
"Growing up this was my favourite film, today itís still in my top 20! Don Bluthís striking visuals create a beautiful and apocalyptic world perfectly counter-pointed by itís own deeply moving story."
The Secret of NIMH [DVD] [1982]
The Secret of NIMH [DVD] [1982]
"A dark magical mysterious adventure that is as haunting as it is visually astonishing. Don Bluthís use of light and colour is second to none, I doubt Iíll ever decide which of these 2 films I like mor"
Paul McCartney - The Animation Collection [DVD]
Paul McCartney - The Animation Collection [DVD]
"In homaging Disneyís classic shorts McCartney does them one better! The music and the visuals are amazing, but their real triumph is the sense of childlike wonder they inspire."
The Angel and the Soldier Boy [DVD]  [1989]
The Angel and the Soldier Boy [DVD] [1989]
"One of my dessert island movies. This is a wordless short film With a enchanting score, that captures the beauty and adventure of childhood dreams, I feel everyone should see this film at least once"
Pogles Wood [VHS]
Pogles Wood [VHS]
"Take Note. If you google the dragonís friendly society you will find a site that sells most of this of other hard to find classics of visionary Oliver Postgate. This is my favourite of his."
THE MOUSE & HIS CHILD
THE MOUSE & HIS CHILD
"An unknown masterpiece based on a fantastic novel! often ingenious, crawling with excellent characters and strong philosophy. an intelligent and moving film"
The Miracle Maker [DVD}
The Miracle Maker [DVD}
"a stunning mixture of animation techniques make this a great work of art and Ralph Finnesís gentle performance as Jesus Christ makes it a truly great film no matter what you believe"
Jan Svankmajer - The Complete Short Films [DVD]
Jan Svankmajer - The Complete Short Films [DVD]
"last word in stop motion. You havenít even come close having seen it all until youíve seen Jan Svankmajer. extremely imaginative, crazy, witty and pessimistic. a genius"
Wallace And Gromit: Three Cracking Adventures [DVD]
Wallace And Gromit: Three Cracking Adventures [DVD]
"Nick park is a national treasure. His short films are simple but marvellous. His true talent lies in his unique ability to find the hilarious and fantastic in the mundane and ordinary"
Chicken Run [DVD] [2000]
Chicken Run [DVD] [2000]
"ParkĎs imagination and technical genius turns a small world into the setting for Iíd swear, the funniest adventure film of all time! Itís also true technical achievement, even for stop motion"
Futurama: Season 1 [DVD]
Futurama: Season 1 [DVD]
"Something verging on perfection, untouchably funny, but also extremely intelligent, visually dynamic and deeply moving and involving, itís greater than either star wars or star trek"
The Simpsons - Season 5 [DVD] [1990]
The Simpsons - Season 5 [DVD] [1990]
"Matt greonig his created two living breathing worlds of incredible depth and texture. Nowhere else is there such unequalled hilarious wit and wisdom, itís in a league of itís own."
Wombles Complete -  Deluxe Set [DVD]
Wombles Complete - Deluxe Set [DVD]
"Ivor woodís carrier often overshadowed by that of Oliver Postgate. Itís a shame because heís almost as good. This show, one of his best, has a simple genius that warms the soul"
The Moomins [DVD box set]
The Moomins [DVD box set]
"The David lynch of childrenís shows. Wonderfully simple in some parts, enthrallingly epic in others, but imaginative and enjoyable throughout."
The Moomin - Series 1 - Complete [1990] [DVD]
The Moomin - Series 1 - Complete [1990] [DVD]
"A true escape to another world. The simplicity and charm of the characters and there stories overlies a great deal of emotional complexity. A life affirming experience"
Spirited Away [DVD]
Spirited Away [DVD]
"nothing short of amazing! An ideal place to start the work of the studio ghibli, This and any of their films touch on childhood fantasy in a way that Disney never have"
Whisper of the Heart [DVD]
Whisper of the Heart [DVD]
"animation is a universal language, this Astounding film proves it. No matter where they are from, anyone who has ever pursued a dream can relate to two the main characters. My favourite ghibli film."