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Animation Before the 2000s | Criterion Channel

A dazzling array of animation techniques—gorgeous hand-drawn images, computer-generated environments, playful stop motion, experiments in abstraction—are on display in this celebration of animated films streaming on the Criterion Channel.

Looking for more animation? The endless possibilities of animation are gleaming in our Art-House Animation series: a round-the-world showcase of some of the medium’s most innovative, boundary-pushing, and mind-enhancing films.

  • The Last Unicorn
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • The Alphabet
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • Alice
  • Harlequin
  • Crocus
  • Jefferson Circus Songs
  • Asparagus
  • Joy Street
  • The Flying Koffer
  • The Secret of the Marquise
  • The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle: Tale 3 - The Lion's Den
  • The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle: Tale 1 - The Trip to Africa
  • The Magic Horse
  • The Stolen Heart
  • Papageno
  • Date with Dizzy
  • The Caliph Stork
  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
  • The Star of Bethlehem
  • The Lost Son
  • The Tender Game
  • Moonbird
  • Of Stars and Men
  • The Hole
  • Everybody Rides the Carousel
  • Begone Dull Care
  • A Chairy Tale
  • Journey to the Beginning of Time
  • Invention for Destruction
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
  • Johnny Corncob
  • Watership Down
  • Son of the White Mare
  • The Plague Dogs
  • Faust
  • A Night on Bald Mountain
  • Neighbours
  • Spook Sport
  • Six Men Getting Sick
  • Parabola