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Oscars’ Animation Contenders Unveiled

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Nov 11, 2009 | 9:45am EST

Source: Variety

The list of Best Animated Feature contenders for the next Academy Awards was unveiled on Wednesday – and Up made the cut!

All kidding aside, the Pixar blockbuster was a shoo-in and might actually find its way into the 10-strong Best Picture category.

Also present on the list of 20 contenders -- which will eventually be narrowed down to five or six total nominees (depending upon whether or not a few of the films are eliminated based on their release dates) -- are the recently released Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and A Christmas Carol as well as the soon-to-be-released Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, Fantastic Mr. FoxPlanet 51 and The Princess and the Frog.

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards will be announced Feb. 2; the ceremony will take place March. 7.

Here is the full list:

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 

Astro Boy 

Battle for Terra

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 

Coraline

A Christmas Carol

The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer

Fantastic Mr. Fox 

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 

Mary and Max 

The Missing Lynx 

Monsters vs. Aliens 

9

Planet 51 

Ponyo

The Princess and the Frog 

The Secret of Kells

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure 

A Town Called Panic

Up

So ... which movies get your vote for the Best Animated Feature category?

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