There were a lot of great animated films released this year, and now the competition for the best animated film has begun. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a list of 15 features that are eligible to be nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
This award has been around for nine years already and Pixar has won 5 of the nine years with (Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E and Up. It will be interesting to see if they can pull it off again with Toy Story 3.
Here’s the full list, and only 3 of these nominated films will make it to the the Oscars... which ones will it be?
- Alpha and Omega
- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
- Despicable Me
- The Dreams of Jinsha
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Idiots and Angels
- The Illusionist
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
- My Dog Tulip
- Shrek Forever After
- Summer Wars
- Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
- Toy Story 3
I think Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon are a definite lock in to get the actual nomination. I'd like to see Legend of the Gaurdians get the third nomination, and I honestly don't think that will be a problem, it was one of the most beautifully animated films I've seen. But you never know... The Illusionist looks like a great French film, and Tangled is from Disney, and Disney is Disney.
As much as I loved both Toy Story 3 and Legend of the Guardians, I would love to see How to Train Your Dragon take the top prize. That was definitely my favorite animated film of the year.
What movies would you like to see nominated form this list, and who do you think will win?