Academy Award - Animated Feature Film

The Academy Awards are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in multiple categories.

Carl Fredericksen is a 78- year-old curmudgeon. He used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. When she died, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away. Produced by Pixar & Walt Disney Studios. G
After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, he finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life. Produced by Pixar & Walt Disney Studios. G
A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Produced by Pixar & Walt Disney Studios. G
Happy Feet
Emperor Penguins from Antarctica each express their true love with a special heartsong of their own that expresses their very being. However, the misfit Mumble cannot sing. Instead he has an extraordinary talent to tap dance with almost magical energy and expression. Nevertheless, the leadership of the colony fearfully blames the young penguin's unorthodox ways for the lean fishing that threatens them all. Defiant in the face of unjust rejection, Mumble and his true friends set out to find the true cause of the famine. Through the friends trials and perils, Mumble learns many things about his frozen world, not the least of which being that his toe tapping talent may be what he needs to save his people. Produced by Kingdom Feature Productions. PG
Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
It's 'veggie-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's neighborhood. The two enterprising friends are cashing in with their humane pest-control outfit, "Anti-Pesto." With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition they find that their business is booming. They come to find out that running a "humane" pest control outfit can have its drawbacks. Suddenly, a large and mysterious veg-ravaging "beast" begins attacking the town's sacred vegetable plots at night. The competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch the beast and save the day. But Victor Quartermaine would rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero - not to mention Lady Tottingon's hand in marriage. Produced by Aardman & DreamWorks. G
The Incredibles
Bob and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Produced by Pixar & Walt Disney. PG
Finding Nemo
The fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo become separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo , a clown fish, is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly fish named Dory, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero. Directed by Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich.  Produced by Pixar & Walt Disney. G


Shrek is a big ogre who lives alone in the woods, feared from all the people in the land of Duloc. When Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc, exiles all fairy-tale beings in the woods, Shrek looses his peaceful life and his home becomes a refugee camp. So he sets out to find Lord Farquaad to convince him to bring the fairy-tale beings back where they belong. Lord Farquaad accepts, under one condition. Shrek must first go to find the beautiful young princess Fiona, who will become Farquaad's bride. So Shrek begins his quest, along with his newfound donkey friend. Directed by Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson. Produced by Dreamworks SKG. PG


Spirited Away
When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Produced by Studio Ghibli. PG

1995 (Special Achievement Award)

Toy Story
The story of two toys who have to work together to overcome obstacles in order to get back to the boy that owns them. Directed by John Lasseter. Produced by Pixar & Walt Disney. G

1938 (Special Award)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
This first full-length animated feature relates the fairy tale of how Snow White , thwarted by her vain and wicked stepmother and aided by the seven Dwarfs --Dopey, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Bashful, Happy and Doc--finds romance with the Prince. Produced by Walt Disney. Based on the fairy tale Snow White by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. NR