The people behind the Oscars released their short list of animated movies vying for the Academy Award for best animated movie, and the list of 20 contenders pretty much encompasses all of the major toons that were released this year (or are still awaiting release).
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
The list will be winnowed down to five official nominations for the Oscar, which will be announced on Feb. 2, 2010.
Our choices? Up, Ponyo, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Monsters vs. Aliens and The Princess and the Frog. But that's just us. What do you think?
The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony will air March 7, 2010, on ABC.