The wonderful, subversive world of animation

Animation has been an explosive business in recent times. Last year, Disney forked out $7.5 billion for industry poster child Pixar, the studio behind the likes of Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Despite initial concerns that it might not be a hit, Pixar’s latest, Ratatouille, had taken a mightily respectable $109 million at the box office by its second week. Adults and children alike continue to be entranced by fantastical worlds inhabited by ageing super heroes and talking cars.

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