Animation has never been so popular. The best animated films, adored by both children and adults, have combined the latest technology with creativity and a flair for storytelling. With films such as Monsters Inc, Shrek and Toy Story capturing the imagination of moviegoers and critics, animated film is enjoying resurgence unseen since its golden age in the 30s and 40s. From the earliest full-length feature animation, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, through stop-motion animation, and Japanese animes to the advent of CGI, this book takes a critical look at animation through the ages and explores the infinite cinematic possibilities of animated film for the future.
James Clarke is the author of other titles in the acclaimed Virgin Film series, Ridley Scott and Coppola. He is a writer and film and video producer. He was a BAFTA short listed producer for the short film drama Space Dance in January 2002.