Yet animation defies description. An animation critic has to resort to tautology: “Father and daughter is heart-breaking”, “Alice in Wonderland is weird”, “Water it wet” etc., etc. Everybody knows it already. There is nothing to add or invent.
I think it is very important to find a new emotional language for animation, a language alien to the usual language of film criticism and inherent to the world of animation. It should be a poetic language. Maybe the best why to describe an animation movie is to compose a poem.