Animated film is enjoying a glorious new era, comparable to its initial Golden Age of the 1930s and 1940s. With the advent of computer animation, it could now be described as our biggest special effect. The best animated films have always combined the latest technology with inventive storytelling invention to produce a uniquely magical quality that stresses cinema’s dreamlike aura. This book covers the spectrum, from Disney classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Nick Park’s The Wrong Trousers. It examines pioneering films in the field of computer-generated animation, such as Toy Story, Shrek, and Finding Nemo.