Out on the toon

So those lovely folks over at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have unveiled the movies which are up for consideration in the Best Animated Picture category. Suffice to say that the 20 strong list represents pretty much the sum total of all animated movies released this year.


Frontrunners are bound to be Disney/Pixar’s computer animated adventure Up, Neil Gaiman adaptation Coraline, Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Twentieth Century Fox’s Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Although knowing the Academy there could be a few surprise when he short-list is announced. Personally I’m hoping that Ireland’s own The Secret of Kells gets a nod. The full long-list is below and the five official nominations for the Oscar will be announced on February 2nd, 2010.

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Astro Boy
  • Battle for Terra
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Coraline
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Mary and Max
  • The Missing Lynx
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • 9
  • Planet 51
  • Ponyo
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  • A Town Called Panic
  • Up