John Lasseter: To infinity and beyond

Disney's head of animation has overseen a sequence of films that has redefined the genre – and defined the digital age.

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Let's hear it for the toys

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"You can do anything you set your heart to," Tiana's papa tells her when she's a little girl. So, years later, Tiana sets about fulfilling her late father's dream of running a restaurant in New Orleans.

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Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese legend of handmade animation, recasts the story of The Little Mermaid, as a five-year-old boy discovers a goldfish named Ponyo that metamorphoses into a girl.

Spirits, gods and pastel paints: The weird world of master animator Hayao Miyazaki

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The Princess and the Frog (u)

This is a risk for Disney, returning to hand-drawn animation, to old-fashioned musical and to even older-fashioned fairy tale.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (U)

Science geek invents machine that makes it rain cheeseburgers, then finds there's no such thing as free lunch: is it me, or is this supposed children's animation really a parable about runaway consumerism?

Beachy Head, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Analogue is precisely the kind of inventive young theatre company one always hopes to stumble across in Edinburgh. Combining animation and live action filming with traditional theatre, they’ve been developing new ways of telling stories on stage for less than three years - and they’re getting better all the time. Beachy Head, follow-up to their Fringe First-winning Mile End, is inspired by Britain’s most notorious suicide spot, yet out of this unprepossessingly grim material, they’ve crafted something of affecting beauty.

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (U)

The makers of this franchise clearly don't believe in messing with a successful formula.

Gruffalo coming to TV screens

Much-loved children's book The Gruffalo will be brought to the screen this Christmas as an animation.

Games Review: Wallace & Gromit: Fright of the Bumblebees

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Waltz with Bashir has been banned in most Arab countries, and it's easy to see why.

Kiefer Sutherland - From 24 to outer space

What could Kiefer Sutherland do after a massive hit series? Something out of this world, he tells Lesley O'Toole

Wallace and Gromit back for Christmas

Television Wallace and Gromit will return to the small screen this Christmas in a new film, A Matter Of Loaf And Death.

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