Monday, April 10, 2017

Animation - Not Just for Kids!

When we think of animation or cartoons, the first images conjured to our minds are frequently children's films or television shows, Disney and Dreamworks and the like. But there are plenty of animated films made for adults. Below is a list of just a few animated titles you might enjoy.

Cover image for Anomalisa

Cover image for Persepolis
  • Grave of the Fireflies: The story of two orphans struggling to survive in Japan during World War II, based on a semi-autobiographical short story. 

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  • A Scanner Darkly: A science fiction thriller starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, and Robert Downey Jr. based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. This film uses an animation style called "rotoscoping": it was filmed with the actors as a normal live action movie, then painted over with traditional animation techniques. 

  • Waltz with Bashir: Based on the graphic novel. A story of the 1982 Lebanon War that blends documentary and drama as a man searches for his lost memories as a soldier. 
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  • Watership Down: The story of a group of rabbits searching for a new home after their home is destroyed by humans. Based on the novel

Stop by the Audiovisual desk for more great animated titles. 

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