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The Academy Awards nominations were announced last night, and while some choices may have been somewhat obvious (see Daniel Day-Lewis, and Anne Hathaway), there were a couple of surprises. 

Not least in the Best Animated Feature Film where Disney sees three nominations, for Brave, Frankenweenie, and Wreck-It Ralph!

The category is filled out by nominations for Laika's ParaNorman and Aardman's The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

So, and I realise that this may be a tricky question, which would you like to see win?

Also, any reactions to nominations for any other categories?

I have a love-hate relationship with awards season and with the Best Animated Feature category in general, but I'll save that for my own blog.

My opinion )
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So, Frankenweenie is out on blu-ray/DVD today.

So, HECK YISS, FRANKENWEENIE SPAM POST THIIING.

Who loved this? Who's buying? Who preferred the original? Who's completely amused that Tim Burton got fired for the original back in the '80s and then came back and remade it?
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This information comes to us today from Stitch Kingdom.

As a roundup, here is a list of Disney movies we will see released next year, along with (tentative) dates!

1/8/13 - Frankenweenie

2/5/13 - Peter Pan

3/5/13 - Wreck-it Ralph

3/12/13 - Mulan/Mulan II, The Hunchback of Notre Dame/HoND II, Atlantis: The Lost Empire/Atlantis: Milo's Return, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (25th Anniversary Edition) 

Which movies are you most excited for? Will you be purchasing any? :D 
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 This year was extremely fruitful for Disney, both financially and critically (even when one discounts the wild success of Marvel's The Avengers) as Pixar's Brave, Frankenweenie, and finally Wreck-it Ralph pulled in positive reviews from critics and cold, hard cash from audiences, with only Frankenweenie failing to make a profit. Wreck-it Ralph alone broke a Disney record, having brought the company its most successful opening weekend for any Animated Canon movie ever. 

Now, as 2012 wraps up, all three of Disney's newest animated movies are being honored with Annie Award nominations. All three films pulled in Best Animated Feature nominations and numerous others, earning Disney 27 separate nominations in total for film categories only, the most for any single studio. Dreamworks, which has hit a financial hard point with weak stock performance due to its projected $50 million loss for Rise of the Guardians, is in second place with 13 nominations including Best Animated Feature for Guardians.

Other competitors for Best Animated Feature include ParaNorman, Hotel Transylvania, Pirates! Band of Misfits, and GKIDS Studios' The Rabbi's Cat

Paperman, the short film that intricately blended traditional and CG animation and played before Wreck-it Ralph, has also been nominated for Best Animated Short

The Annie Awards also gives recognition for achievements in storyboarding, video games, television shows, and much more. In non-film categories, Disney has also received nominations including some for Motorcity, Tron: Uprising, and Gravity Falls.

For a complete list of Annie Award nominees for animated productions, please click here.

So tell me, what do you think of Disney's performance this year? Do you think 2013 will be better? On a side note, are you surprised that Rise of the Guardians is performing so poorly at the box office despite very good critical reviews? Did any of the nominations surprise you? Discuss, my pretties, discuss!

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