Criterion Channel Animated Movies Summer Additions

The criterion channel is planning a thrilling summer programming event for animation fans, with 31 boundary publishing movies from the 1950s to the present decade. These include the exclusive streaming premiere of Yonfan’s No.7 Cherry Lane that was previously announced. Criterion, the famous emblem of arthouse gatekeeping, is getting seriously into animated films. These films are a sample of adult-learning indie and prestige animation from around the globe.

For the longest time, animation films have been under-represented among Criterion’s Dvd and Blue-Ray releases with the 1,476 titles on the company’s online catalog only six are under the animation genre. The company has started redressing the imbalance by streaming a rising number of animated movies, which is a major leap forward. Below is a full list of the animated film titles that will be available on the platform from July 1:

  • Invention for Destruction (Karel Zeman, 1958)
  • Journey to the Beginning of Time (Karel Zeman, 1985)
  • Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto, 1973)
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Karel Zeman, 1962)
  • Fantastic Planet (Rene Laloux, 1973)
  • Janos Vitez (Marcell Jankovics, 1973)
  • Son of the White Mare (Marcell Jankovics, 1981)
  • Watership Down (Martin Rosen, 1978)
  • Alice (Jan Svankmajer, 1988)
  • Plague Dogs (Martin Rosen, 1982)
  • Mind Game (Masaaki Yuasa, 2004)
  • Faust (Jan Svankmajer, 1994)
  • Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent paronnaud, 2007)
  • Paprika (Satoshi Kon, 2006)
  • A Town Called Panic (Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar, 2009)
  • Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008)
  • Chico & Rita (Tano Errando, Fernando Trueba, and Javier Mariscal, 2010)
  • Mary and Max (Adam Elliot, 2009)
  • Alois Nebel (Tomas Lunak, 2011)
  • The Rabbi’s Cat (Joann Sfar and Antonie Delesvaux, 2011)
  • The King of Pigs (Yeon Sang-ho, 2011)
  • Tatsumi (Eric Khoo, 2011)
  • Consuming Spirits (Chris Sullivan, 2012)
  • It’s such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt, 2012)
  • Rocks in My Pockets (Signe Baumane, 2014)
  • Aya of Yop City (Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie, 2013)
  • The Girl Without Hands (Sebasten Laudenbach, 2016)
  • The Wanted 18 (Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan, 2014)
  • The Wolf House (Cristobal Leon and Joaquin Cocina, 2018)
  • Tower (Keith Maitland, 2016)

The Channel’s streaming service is available in both Canada and U.S. The endless possibilities of animated movies are dazzling in Art-House Animation, a round-the-globe showcase of some of the medium’s most innovative, boundary-pushing, and mind-enhancing films. The films include both the cuddly kid’s stuff to the optical wonders of the psychologically complex and sexually charged films that speak to adults specifically. Fans should expect to dive into the realms of the bizarre and fantastical.

Criterion has come in with animated features in their collection, providing a perfectly curated selection of adult animations spanning from many decades and different styles. Their new collection of animated films will either satisfy your need for more adult “toons” or will introduce you to a little-heralded but quite powerful form of cinematic storytelling.