Wallace and Gromit

The Oscar shortlist for Best Animated Feature has 10 eligible films, with two stop-motion animation films getting attention for the first time. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit are both on the list.  The list will ultimately be narrowed down to three nominees for the gold statue.

The shortlist also includes a pair of bird films, Chicken Little, and Valiant, a film about carrier pigeons, Madagascar, Robots, Howl's Moving Castle, Hoodwinked, Gulliver's Travels (from India's Pentamedia Studios) and Steamboy. No idea which way Oscar will turn, but if I was doing the picking, Wallace and Gromit would definitely be in the final cut, as would Howl's Moving Castle. I haven't seen all these films, so I don't know which I'd put in the third slot, but I loved both of those films. The nominees will be announced January 31.

Any early predictions on which films will make the cut, and which will emerge victorious in the cutthroat world of animated films?