3D spices up battle for Oscars animation glory

By November 12, 2009Newswires

3D spices up battle for Oscars animation glory

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A record 20 animated films will vie for Oscars glory in a 2010 race stuffed with wildly popular 3D offerings such as "Up," "Astro Boy," "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "Disney`s A Christmas Carol."

Computer-generated films like "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" will duel against stop-motion pictures like "Coraline" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and hand-drawn offerings "The Princess and the Frog" and "Ponyo."

More than anything, the list announced on Wednesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences shows a bumper crop of 2009 animation features boosted by the mainstream renaissance of 3D.

Others in the running are "Battle for Terra," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," "The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Mary and Max," "The Missing Lynx," "9," "Planet 51," "The Secret of Kells," "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure," and "A Town Called Panic."

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