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The Animated Documentary is a cross-genre/sub-genre that has been around since Windsor McCay’s The Sinking of the Lusitania in 1918 (see embed below). It, along with direct cinema style animation, is a rich and informative form of animation worth a look.

Wikipedia article on Animated Documentary

This is the film Why Build a Sun on Earth? from Nik Morris. It is An animated documentary Nik made in collaboration with fusion scientists at York Plasma institute.

Why Build a Sun on Earth? from Nik Morris on Vimeo.

Windsor McCay’s The Sinking of the Lusitania

Waltz with Bashir – Another fairly recent example is the film Waltz with Bashir. Here’s the trailer:

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