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Oscars 2011 Poll: Who Will Win Best Animated Feature?

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The Academy Awards have released the list of films qualifying for best animated feature at next years Oscars. With an incredible 18 films making the grade we thought it would be a good idea to see what you guys thought would win. By next year the academy will have whittled the list down to five competitors, so lets see how good you are at predicting these things. Can “Rango” rustle up a reward? Will “The Smurfs” seize a statuette? Or will “Tin-Tin” trot away with the trophy?

We would love to hear what you guys think as well. Should the likes of “Tin Tin” and “Mars Needs Moms” qualify with them being motion capture? Have any of you seen EVERY film on the list? and if so who do you think deserves the Oscar? Please vote and then leave a comment below!

The vote is yours ...

  • Rango (26%)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (24%)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (14%)
  • Arthur Christmas (7%)
  • Rio (6%)
  • Chico & Rita (5%)
  • Puss in Boots (4%)
  • A Cat in Paris (3%)
  • Winnie the Pooh (3%)
  • Cars 2 (2%)
  • Gnomeo & Juliet (2%)
  • Alois Nebel (1%)
  • Wrinkles (1%)
  • The Smurfs (1%)
  • Happy Feet Two (1%)
  • Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (1%)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (0%)
  • Mars Needs Moms (0%)
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  • There is a huge difference between Rango and Tin tin. The animators obviously had more creative control on Rango. I wouldn’t put them in the same boat.

    • That’s quite true. Which film did you choose Vivien?

      • I voted for Rango, but I’m also a big fan of Rio and Kung Fu Panda 2. Haven’t seen Happy Feet 2 or Arthur Christmas yet!

  • Is Tintin animation?

    I thought animation meant giving life and movement to inanimate objects (real, drawn or virtual), so by that definition, how can Tintin be an animation?

    It could of course be that Andy Serkis really is an inanimate object, brought to life by some stop motion wizard, like Nick Park or Henry Selic….

    • Interesting point Espen and the official rules clearly state “Motion capture by itself is not an animation technique.  In addition, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time.” I can only assume that “Snowy” counts as the major animated character. 

  • With all due respect, there is NO motion capture in Rango!

    • That’s right about “Rango” Sean and Vivien I meant to put “Mars Needs Moms” which is performance/motion capture in the traditional sense. With Rango the whole film was acted out and then the performance was used as reference. Not strictly performance capture as it does not use the technology. I will edit the article.

  • I think the Spielberg/Jackson factor will clinch it for TinTin but I’m just hoping the academy recognise Winnie the Pooh. I also hope Puss in Boots gets a spot, its getting great reviews.

  • Personally I really enjoyed Rango and Kung Fu Panda 2.

    I really enjoyed the art direction in Kung Fu Panda 2, and thought it was an amazing improvement over the first film which I thought was good, but nothing spectacular.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Tintin, but I hope it doesn’t win this category.
    I’d like to see something a bit more classically “animated” winning the spot!

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