The Breadwinner And Five Other Visually Incredible Animations

Flying the flag for Irish filmmaking, it’s widely agreed that Cartoon Saloon make some of the best-looking movies in the world – and their latest, The Breadwinner, is no exception.

The Kilkenny-based wizards have once again wowed audiences, this time in telling the story of a young Afghan girl forced to grow up quickly, with the sort of style that brought an Oscar nomination, critical acclaim, and a boatload of new fans across the globe.


Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99, you can see for yourself just why it’s been heralded as one of the most striking animations ever seen on screen – and if you want more along those lines, pop the fantastic five below on your to-watch list pronto!




Available to watch now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


Coming-of-age movies have never looked this good! A poignant story of adolescence and growing up, it follows a young girl with a hearing impairment, and a former bully who finds the tables have turned. Even with a powerful story, it’s the visuals that make the greatest impact; rich and detailed, it’s a genuine work of art…





Now showing on Sky Cinema, Virgin TV 301


To call this sumptuous is an understatement; given that it draws inspiration from one of Japan’s most famous artists, we probably shouldn’t be surprised it looks so good! A period piece with immaculate attention to the minutia of the 1800s, it’s also full of dream sequences and fantasies, allowing the creativity to overflow…






Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


Wes Anderson has long been renowned for making visually stunning work, so it stands to reason that his first venture into animation is nothing short of incredible. Stunning stop-motion is used to tell the story of a young boy and his four-legged friend, and the passion of the decorated director shines through from the start...






Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


Neil Gaiman’s story is full of darkness and wonder which are brought to life in extraordinary fashion in this stop-motion spectacle. The imaginative tale of an adventurous girl who finds even more intrigue than she can comprehend, it’s a journey that leaves an indelible impression; you’ll remember watching this one for a while!





Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


Pixar are dab hands when it comes to pretty pictures – and when so many critics regard this one as their masterpiece, it tells you something about how special it is! It’s an ingenious and sentimental piece of filmmaking, giving a striking view of the future, and the visuals are fittingly unique and original.




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