There's still a weird, ignorant stigma that animation is just kids' stuff, but oftentimes, it is just as captivating, impressive and entertaining as any live-action movie. You want proof? Check out what we named as the best movie of 2010.
This year, three movies will compete for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
And while all three movies are worthy of praise, we can't help feeling that the Oscars could have done more. The award for Best Animated Feature didn't begin until 2001, and due to the way the rules are structured, usually only three movies get acknowledged. That just isn't enough.
We thought it was time to honor the impact animation has made in the world of film, with a fun look at what could have been. In our alternate history, beloved classics, genius voices and the kings of animation would have been receiving awards for decades, side by side with their "real" counterparts. To see how different the world of movies could have been, check out our list of animation history's Oscar winners
The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating... Read More
The Jungle Book
In this classic Walt Disney animation based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised... Read More
The Iron Giant
In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands... Read More
Toy Story 2
Woody (Tom Hanks) is stolen from his home by toy dealer Al McWhiggin (Wayne Knight), leaving Buzz Lightyear... Read More
The Lion King
This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas),... Read More
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude... Read More
Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has... Read More
Released in 1940, represented Disney's boldest experiment to date. Bringing to life his vision of blending... Read More
Filled with jealousy, the evil witch Maleficent (Eleanor Audley) curses Princess Aurora (Mary Costa)... Read More
Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate.... Read More
Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe.... Read More
When the woodworker Geppetto (Christian Rub) sees a falling star, he wishes that the puppet he just finished,... Read More