World of Animation
Animated films have been a part of cinema since the very beginning. Animation actually predated motion pictures in the form of optical toys, such as zoetropes and flipbooks—innovations and experiments that helped define the emerging art form. This monthly series presents both classic and contemporary animated films from around the world with a family-friendly audience in mind. It will showcase the wide variety of styles and methods from cel animation, stop motion, computer animation, and beyond—with a special emphasis on the artistry of anime.