Animation is enjoying a refreshing renaissance of sorts over the last two decades, and filmmakers are conjuring up a flurry of fantastic animated movies using CGI, stop-motion and traditional hand-drawn techniques.
Studios like Portland's Laika (Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings) and DreamWorks (Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon) are expanding their animated offerings as the mainstream public demonstrates an insatiable appetite for more provocative fare and endless sequels to beloved franchise titles. Over the next two years, no less than three dozen new animated features will open in multiplexes, including The LEGO Movie 2, Gigantic, Cars 3, Wreck-It-Ralph 2, The Emoji Movie, B.O.O., Despicable Me 3 and Coco.
The Academy Awards introduced their Best Animated Feature category in 2001 and the Oscar was first won by DreamWorks' Shrek. This year, the prestigious list of official nominees are Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle and Zootopia. To catch up on 15 years of winners, here's a Best Animated Feature video from Burger Fiction giving homage to every esteemed victor, from Shrek to Inside Out.
Sit back and absorb the animated antics of these previous Oscar recipients and tell us which toon deserves the coveted prize this year when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds their annual ceremony on February 26.
(via Geeks are Sexy)