Oscar gets animated

The people who pick the Oscars have announced their long list for the Best Animated Film. And, as expected, Britain’s own Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit has made it.

The category has been activated because the number of films eligible for the award meets the basic rules - there must be more than eight, but less than 16 for the nomination process to begin.

Once the category has been whittled down, the nominations will be announced on 31 January. Aardman’s plasticine pals will be going up against the likes of Disney’s Chicken Little and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.

Here’s the complete list:

Chicken Little
Gulliver's Travel
Howl's Moving Castle
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit