Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Animation for Christmas 2009

There's a good range of animation on this Christmas. I watched the Nightmare before Christmas the other day and there are a few specials and premieres. So I decided to list a few that I've found. If I've missed anything of significance please let me know.

Christmas Eve

10:25am Curious George (2006) on ITV1 and Home on the Range (2004) on BBC1
4:25pm Over the Hedge (2006) BBC1 followed by Shrek 2 at 5:45pm
5:15pm Creature Comforts on ITV1 and Corpse Bride (2005) at 6pm

Christmas Day

Channel 5 has animation for younger viewers until 10:20 with one of my favourites "Little Princess" is on at 9:10am.
The Polar Express (2004) is on ITV1 at 1:10pm
The Incredibles (2004) on BBC1 at 3:10pm on BBC1
Happy Feet (2006) Premiere's on BBC2 at 3:40pm
I found Shrek the Halls just a little too silly but if you missed it before or want to see it again it's on BBC1 at 4:55pm.
A half hour BBC Special "The Gruffalo" is on BBC1 at 5:30pm Christmas Day.

Boxing Day

Technically not an animation but one of the films that inspired me due to it's puppetry and animatronics, The NeverEnding Story (1984) is on ITV3 at 1:35.
Aardman's first venture into CGI, Flushed Away (2006) is on BBC1 at 3pm with more Aardman at 4:40pm with Wallace and Grommit Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
A repeat of the Gruffalo on BBC3 at 7pm.

27th December

Chicken Run (2000) 3:05pm BBC1

New Year's Eve

BBC1 seems to dominate the Animation listings for New Year's Eve starting with The Magic Roundabout (2004) at 9:55am. Then the Premiere of The Ant Bully (2006) at 12:40pm and finally Madagascar (2005) on BBC1 4pm.

New Year's Day

The Disney classic, The Sword in the Stone (1963) is on BBC1 at 9:45am
Shark Tale (2004) BBC1 1:55pm
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) ITV1 at 2:50pm

There are also Creature Comforts scattered through the ITV listings through the Christmas period and there's a few muppet films too.

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