UpA record 20 animated films will vie for Oscar glory next year in a contest stuffed with wildly popular 3D offerings, including UP and A Christmas Carol.

Most years only see three nominations for Best Animated Film at the Academy Awards, but this year five are allowed because 20 movies have been submitted, breaking the 16 submissions threshold.

The last time five nominations were permitted was in 2002, when Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away pushed the submissions to 17 and won the Oscar.
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