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Oscar Best Animated Feature winners

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Best Animated Feature 2020: Soul
A struggling musician goes on an odyssey between life and death, exploring his inspiration and creativity, and discovering his purpose. [not yet reviewed]

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Best Animated Feature 2019: Toy Story 4

The series’ saving grace is that, with humor and heart so beautifully wise and stunningly rendered (CGI pun intended), even as returns diminish, as in Toy Story 4, a new chapter is still warm and smartly entertaining. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2018: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has a verve rare in big-budget movies at the moment. Fun and fresh and legitimately engages with its source material on the levels of story, visuals, and mythology all at once. It feels like discovering storytelling anew. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2017: Coco

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Coco bursts with life and color and love as a boy journeys through the Land of the Dead in search of family. [not yet reviewed]

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Best Animated Feature 2016: Zootopia

Zootopia is marvelous, a bouncy comedy mystery adventure parable in a fantasy world meticulously and cleverly conceived and gorgeously realized. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2015: Inside Out

There is joy and wonder in Inside Out’s marvelous mounting of a human mind, and a thrilling audacity in how it dares at such a strange and impossible thing. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2014: Big Hero 6

Joyous and exhilarating. Big Hero 6 is a fresh and funny animated adventure that subverts genre clichés at every turn. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2013: Frozen

There is real Disney magic in Frozen. And it’s subverting much of what the Disney magic of old was spinning. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2012: Brave

With Brave, Pixar finally gives us a beautifully developed female protagonist with a complex, provocative personal journey that is hers alone. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2011: Rango

Rango is deeply weird and deeply demented, and thrillingly so. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2010: Toy Story 3

The Toy Story series is taken to a glorious, perfect conclusion. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2009: Up

Up is cheerful and fantastical yet never unrealistically optimistic, and bursting with that peculiarly effective Pixar magic. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2008: Wall-E

Wall-E is art. Hell, it’s philosophy — it’s practically religion. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2007: Ratatouille

Oh, but there is joy in Ratatouille. Not easy joy: hard-won joy, the best kind, which comes from struggle and pain and sacrifice. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2006: Happy Feet

Happy Feet is silly sweet danceable happy, but with an important message, too. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2005: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit runs rampant through loving caricatures of British culture and classic horror flicks. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2004: The Incredibles

The Incredibles understands what makes superheroes so appealing, and celebrates it with outrageous and delightful invention. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2003: Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is stunningly exquisite, an extraordinary leap forward in artistry for Pixar, and for computer animation in general, bringing a strange and alien world to life. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2002: Spirited Away

Spirited Away is a movie you fall into and never want to leave. It’s almost like a nightmare that’s not at all frightening but instead marvelous in its alienness. Read the review…

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Best Animated Feature 2001: Shrek

Shrek has a cheery and confident optimistic heart beating underneath a tough outer layer that’s grim and twisted, one that seems at first to have given up on fantasy. Read the review…

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The Best Animated Feature category was instituted by the Academy Awards in 2001. There are no earlier winners.
text only: Oscar Best Animated Feature winners (chronological)
Oscar Best Animated Feature winners (alphabetical)

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