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  • Alice

    Czech puppet animator Jan Svankmajer began making shorts in 1964, but not until 1988 was he able to realize his dream of a feature adapting Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. more...
  • Alice in Wonderland

    The Disney version (1951) lightens and sweetens Lewis Carroll's tale, but what's really disappointing is the undistinguished animation: the film looks and plays more like the Disney shorts than the Disney features, though the Cheshire Cat (voiced by Sterling Holloway) is a small masterpiece of elusive menace. more...
  • Alois Nebel

    Directed by Tomas Lunak, this feature-length Czech animation (2011) centers on a dispatcher at a rural train station who's visited by ghosts from the country's political past. more...
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks

    Live-action stars take a backseat to CGI chipmunks in this uneven family comedy: Alvin, Theodore, and Simon have the only good lines or recognizable emotions, with Jason Lee and David Cross straining to flesh out their cardboard roles. more...
  • The Animation Show of Shows
  • The Animation Show of Shows

    Aside from World of Tomorrow, a characteristically brilliant piece by Don Hertzfeldt (Everything Will Be OK), there are no revelations in this program of recent short animations, but the selections are consistently imaginative and enjoyable. more...
  • The Animation Show of Shows

    Curated by Ron Diamond, the annual Animation Show of Shows anthology collects short works from around the world; this year's entries range from narrative to abstraction but all demonstrate the highest dedication to craft. more...
  • Anomalisa
  • Anomalisa (R)

    Originally a pseudonymous play by eccentric screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), this uncanny and moving stop-motion animation tells a story of loneliness, selfishness, and fragile connection. more...
  • Approved for Adoption
  • Approved for Adoption

    Jung, a visual artist born in South Korea but raised in Belgium by white parents, adapts his childhood memoir-cum-graphic novel, combining animation, archival footage, and documentary sequences of him returning to South Korea as an adult. more...
  • April and the Extraordinary World

    Based on a graphic novel by Jacques Tardi, this French-Belgian-Canadian animation (2015) presents an alternate universe in which the age of steam has continued into the 1930s and sinister lizard people kidnap the greatest minds in history for their own nefarious ends. more...