Winning Oscars Best Animated Feature: The question of whether the Academy Awards should introduce a category for animated pictures has been debated for years prior to the 2001 film year.
This was finally realized with an increase in the number of animated films released each year. Several animated films would occasionally win special awards prior to the category’s creation.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937 (for which Walt Disney earned a regular Oscar and seven tiny Oscars), “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in 1988 (along with Oscars for Film Editing, Sound Effects Editing, and Visual Effects), and “Toy Story” in 1995 were examples of such films.
In 1991, “Beauty and the Beast” made history by becoming the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture, however, it lost to “The Silence of the Lambs.” From “Shrek” to the most recent Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature, take a look at our photo gallery below.
1. Shrek (2001)
A girl and her parents are on their way to the suburbs when they come to a halt in what appears to be an abandoned village. The community is teeming with spirits and supernatural creatures, resulting in the parents’ transformation into pigs.
Now the daughter must work for the village’s evil witch in order to reverse the curse placed on her parents. In 2014, Miyazaki was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his contributions to animation.
Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film, and Mitsubishi.
Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tsunehiko Kamij, Takehiko Ono, and Bunta Sugawara provide their voices to the film.
A little clownfish is removed from his neurotic, overprotective father (Albert Brooks). The father then sets out to find his son, with some unexpected assistance from a blue fish with a problem with short-term memory (Ellen Degeneres). Original Screenplay, Original Score, and Sound Editing were all nominated for the picture.
Finding Nemo is a computer-animated adventure film released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2003. It was developed by Pixar Animation Studios.
The screenplay was written by Stanton, Bob Peterson, and David Reynolds from a scenario by Stanton and directed by Andrew Stanton with Lee Unkrich as co-director.
Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, and Geoffrey Rush lend their voices to the picture. It follows the narrative of Marlin, an overprotective clownfish, and Dory, a regal blue tang, as they seek their missing kid Nemo.
Marlin learns to take risks along the road and accepts Nemo’s ability to look after himself.
A family of superheroes emerges from retirement after being forced to live in secrecy for numerous years in order to preserve the planet and its kind. They were also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Sound Mixing, as well as winning the award for Sound Editing.
Wallace and his faithful companion Gromit are on a mission to figure out who or what is ruining their village’s prize-winning gardens, and the solution is bigger than they could have expected.
Park had already won three Oscars for Best Animated Short Film: “Creature Comforts” (1990), “The Wrong Trousers” (1993), and “A Close Shave” (1994).
Males sing in order to find their mates in the Emporer Penguins’ realm. However, when newborn infant Mumble finds he’s a horrible vocalist, he compensates by excelling as a dancer and must overcome discrimination to gain acceptance.
Remy, a smart rat in Paris, is given the opportunity to pursue his dream of becoming a chef by working for Linguini, a clumsy mop boy employed in a world-famous restaurant. The film was nominated for four more Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score.
A trash-gathering robot spends hundreds of years removing the trash and collecting knick-knacks after all of humanity has been evacuated from Earth due to waste overrun.
WALL-E feels lonely since he is the last operational robot left until he encounters EVE, a visiting robot. As the two become connected, they go on an adventure that could save humanity as a whole.
Five more nominations were given to “WALL-E,” including Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score.
9. Up (2009)
When a widower is about to be evicted from his lifelong home, he straps an enormous number of balloons to it and lets them float away into the sky. Unwittingly, he also brings an ambitious boy scout along for the ride.
The film also earned Michael Giacchino an Oscar for Best Original Score, making it the first animated picture to receive a Best Picture nomination since “Beauty and the Beast.”
All of Andy’s toys must cope with the idea that their owner has grown up and is leaving for college as they embark on a bizarre and at times terrifying journey to find a new home. The film was also nominated for Best Picture and won Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.