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The Criterion Channel | Art-House Animation

The endless possibilities of animation are on dazzling display in this round-the-world showcase of some of the medium’s most innovative, boundary-pushing, and mind-enhancing examples. Far from cuddly kid’s stuff, these optical wonders are frequently dark, transgressive, sexually charged, and psychologically complex, using the anything-goes potential of animation to evoke expressionistic inner worlds and transport viewers to realms of the fantastical and the bizarre. Czech stop-motion surrealism (The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, Alice), Hungarian psychedelia (Son of the White Mare), visionary Japanese anime (Mind Game, Paprika), American underground experimentation (Consuming Spirits), hallucinatory Chilean horror (The Wolf House), Palestinian political satire (The Wanted 18), and many more fantasias leap off the screen in this epic animation celebration that will leave your imagination whirling and your retinas reeling.

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  • Journey to the Beginning of Time
  • Invention for Destruction
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • Johnny Corncob
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Watership Down
  • Son of the White Mare
  • The Plague Dogs
  • Alice
  • Faust
  • Millennium Actress
  • Mind Game
  • Paprika
  • Persepolis
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • A Town Called Panic
  • Mary and Max
  • Chico & Rita
  • The Rabbi's Cat
  • Alois Nebel
  • Tatsumi
  • The King of Pigs
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Consuming Spirits
  • Aya of Yop City
  • Rocks in My Pockets
  • The Wanted 18
  • The Girl Without Hands
  • Tower
  • The Wolf House
  • No. 7 Cherry Lane