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Oscar Best Animated Pictures Quiz

Name a movie that has won an Oscar for Best Animated Picture since the award's inception in 2002.
Year = year of the ceremony honoring the previous year's films
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Last updated: February 25, 2019
First submittedFebruary 26, 2012
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Year
Hint
Movie
2019
Arachnid
Spider-Man: Into the
Spider-Verse
2018
Mexico
Coco
2017
Animal city
Zootopia
2016
Emotions
Inside Out
2015
Robot
Big Hero 6
2014
Ice
Frozen
2013
Red hair
Brave
2012
Desert
Rango
2011
Purple bear
Toy Story 3
Year
Hint
Movie
2010
Balloons
Up
2009
Trash
WALL-E
2008
Chef
Ratatouille
2007
Penguins
Happy Feet
2006
Claymation
Wallace & Gromit:
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2005
Superheros
The Incredibles
2004
Fish
Finding Nemo
2003
Miyazaki
Spirited Away
2002
Ogre
Shrek
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level 25
Mar 3, 2012
Wow, I love Spirited Away, and I totally missed it.
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level 39
Mar 3, 2012
lol, I got just because you mentioned it on Friday
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level 61
Mar 12, 2012
What a let down WALL-E was. That had to be one of the most boring films I have ever watched.
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level 77
Feb 9, 2013
Wall-E was great.
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level 83
Feb 28, 2013
Yeah, couldn't disagree with you more. I think it depends alot on your maturity level - it didn't appeal as much to little kids, more to older kids, teens, and adults.
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level 82
Oct 21, 2014
Really? We watched it 5 times in 3 days with my niece and nephew. They were under 5 years old at the time. How young are younger kids? Also they played birthday with my stuffed Wall-E, so. They loved it.
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level 83
Mar 5, 2018
Just trying to figure out who would think of it as boring. My son was under 10 at the time and thought the first half was terrible, because there was no dialogue.
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level 76
Mar 27, 2018
My youngest grandchildren at the time weren't too keen on it, but the ones already in school liked it and I loved it. Of all the ones here, I'd say Zootopia, Finding Nemo, and Ratatouille were the biggest hits overall with my brood.
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level 77
Mar 29, 2018
I remember watching it for the first time at a cinema in Hong Kong and thinking to myself... damn... is there really going to be no words in this thing? In what most people are going to see as a "kids" movie? That's pretty damn ballsy.
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level 54
Feb 28, 2013
Wow, I can't imagine what would be a good movie to you. WALL-E was by far my favorite Pixar film.
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level 61
Mar 5, 2013
Really? It was obvious from the beginning that it was Pixar's attempt at painting us Humans as destructive and wasteful. I don't call being lectured to entertainment. I watch a movie to be entertained. It is a movie with an agenda.
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level 20
Apr 29, 2013
well take the "ecological" message out of the equation and you have this adorable "love" story. Also I think it deserves credit for going nearly 30 mins with no real dialogue....not an easy feat.
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level 77
Mar 3, 2014
Oh I see. So your objection to the film was based on political bias and had nothing to do with the film's artistic or narrative merits. If you brain shut off immediately after being shocked by the blandly factual admission that humans create garbage- then the rest of the film would indeed be boring. That makes sense, then.

Well, as God said, according to Anne Coulter: "Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours." Happy raping, friend.
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level 55
Mar 5, 2014
Very nicely put @Kalbahamut I pity anyone who walked away from Wall-E without being moved to some extent
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level 42
Nov 14, 2018
I went to see WALL-E in 2008 when it came out (I was 6) and I loved it, mainly because my name is Eva and WALL-E calls Eve "eeeeeevvvaaaa"
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level 40
Dec 25, 2012
Gee, there's some terrific films here. Animation's where it's at. Esp when you thinki of the films that didn't win. Mary and Max. Triplets of Belleview. Waltzing with Bashir etc.
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level 51
Sep 10, 2017
Agree completely
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level 20
Feb 28, 2013
Pixar is awesomely good with winning the oscars XD!
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level 63
Feb 28, 2013
It's helpful when filling out your Oscar ballot - if there's a Pixar film nominated, pick it!
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level 77
Mar 1, 2013
they're awesomely good at making movies. And once in a while Oscar recognizes good movies.
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level 19
Feb 28, 2013
Where are Lion King, Ice Age, Madagascar, Monster Inc?? Also in my opinion this year the best was Wreck it Ralph. Brave was slightly above average.
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level 32
Feb 28, 2013
The Lion King is from 1994... and the others, well, the Academy Awards have their good and reasonable years and then the years full of fillers...
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level 83
Feb 28, 2013
Better movies came out those years, or at least that's what Academy voters thought at the time. There's really only one bad movie in the bunch ("Happy Feet"), and that one benefitted from going up against only 2 other nominees, both of which were just as bad ("Cars" and "Monster House"). The very good "Flushed Away" came out that year from Dreamworks, but was excluded from consideration for some reason - I think it would have won handily over the other nominees. As is very common in life, it's not always about how good you are, but about how much worse everyone else is.
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level 77
Mar 1, 2013
IMO of the movies you mentioned: 1. Cars 2. Monster House 3. Flushed Away 4. Happy Feet Cars wasn't nearly as bad as Happy Feet, though it was the worst thing Pixar had ever done (and would remain so up until Cars 2).
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level 77
Mar 1, 2013
Actually it's interesting you ask about The Lion King because in some ways The Lion King is responsible for there even being an Oscar for best animated picture. Before The Lion King in 1992 Disney made Beauty and the Beast, which was nominated for best picture (the first animated film in history to be nominated) and probably should have won, but even the fact that it was nominated angered some snooty Hollywood types who didn't recognize animated films as real films or voice actors as real actors. Then, in '94, The Lion King came out, was HUGELY successful making TONS of money. Toy Story came out the following year, also making boat loads of money. Of course, this inspired copy cats. Up until '94 there really was no competition for Disney in the US. Don Bluth made a movie once in a while but all the other animation studios that weren't making Saturday morning toy commercials (i.e. GI Joe or Transformers) had pretty much died in the 70s and 80s. continued...
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level 77
Mar 1, 2013
anyway, all that changed after The Lion King. Other studios saw dollar signs and all of a sudden Dreamworks and Fox had their very own animation departments and before long they were cooking up ways to try and steal some market share from Disney and Pixar. Antz was made as a rip-off of A Bug's Life, The Prince of Egypt was known at Dreamworks as "The Zion King," and these films were followed up by The Road to El Dorado, Ice Age and Shrek. Warner Bros tried to get in on the action as well I think their first offering was Quest for Camelot. They didn't do as well as Fox or Dreamworks. Anyway, before long there were a ton of animated movies coming out every year compared to the small handful we had (in the US) before the Lion King. We also saw more foreign animated movies released in the US after the in-roads made by Ghost in the Shell and Princess Mononoke, etc. This coupled with the fact that the Academy didn't want to repeat the '92 controversy led to the creation of the animated oscar.
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level 77
Mar 1, 2013
The only other animated films to be nominated for Best Picture were Toy Story 3 and Up, and that was only after the field of nominated films was expanded to a maximum of 10. With 10 films nominated, it was safe to nominate animated films again (and other deserving movies like Inception that normally would have not been nominated) and people wouldn't get so upset about it. But, now that they have the Best Animated Picture category it's pretty safe to say that an animated film will never win Best Picture even if it deserves it. So it's a win/loss for animated films in general.
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level 83
Feb 26, 2015
These comments are just the best. One point I'll take some umbrage to is that Antz was a rip-off of A Bug's Life. That's really oversimplifying the ongoing "war" between Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks. They have released very-similarly-premised movies within a year of each other at least half a dozen times since Katzenburg left Disney and formed DreamWorks. DreamWorks has more-often-than-not been first to the theaters and has certainly held their own in the "which one was better" race. A Bugs Life < Antz; The Wild < Madagascar; Finding Nemo > Shark Tale; Ratataouille > Flushed Away (not by a ton, though); and Monsters Inc. vs. Shrek is pretty much a draw. There was also Emperor's New Groove vs. Road to El Dorado, but they were both pretty bad.
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level 77
Mar 2, 2015
I liked A Bug's Life much better than Antz, but.. The Wild? what is that? Hold on...

::google, google::

hm... how did I miss that? Doesn't look even vaguely familiar. I wasn't even living overseas in 2006. Must have blocked it out. But anyway that was Disney, not Pixar. And Disney movies of that era (mid-2000s were mostly pretty horrible)
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level 77
Mar 1, 2013
Also, the Ice Age and Madagascar movies blow. They make lots of money but have little to no artistic merit.
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level 80
May 5, 2014
Not sure "artistic merit" is the point of those films. It's to make kids laugh and then beg their parents to keep taking them to see it and buy the DVDs. They are spectacularly successful at that. You're certainly entitled to your opinion that they "blow", but my kids love the Madagascar movies.
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level 77
Mar 2, 2015
Well, that's fine. Just don't expect them to win an Oscar. I was responding to a comment asking where Ice Age and Madagascar were on a quiz about animated films that have won Oscars.
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level 80
Nov 18, 2016
Agreed that they are not oscar-worthy movies. But even with lots more animated films being made, anything by Dreamworks or Disney or Pixar will get a nomination.
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level 76
Mar 27, 2018
If you look up the requirements for getting an animated film into the Academy competition you'll see why some of the best films aren't nominated. It's much more complicated than non-animated films, including a requirement to have a theatrical release in Los Angeles County within the year. Some don't want to take the time to jump through all the hoops to qualify, and then fill out the required paperwork.
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level 77
Mar 1, 2013
It's interesting Brave won the Oscar for best picture when it was the least well-reviewed film of the five that were nominated this year. I made a quiz for the 100-best-reviewed animated films of all time and Brave isn't even on that list, though the four films it was competing against this year are. I'm not saying Brave didn't deserve to win, it's just odd. Look at my quiz and you'll see.
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level 32
Mar 3, 2013
That was very interesting :-)
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level 70
Mar 3, 2014
I think a lot of Oscar winners have to be taken with a pinch of salt, maybe I'm being cynical but it often seems to me like winners win by reputation rather than overall quality. For example, I often find that historical Dramas have an advantage for some reason, maybe it makes people feel more intellectual if they are perceived to like "Highbrow"?
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level 76
Mar 2, 2015
Oh, yes, one has to be very "high-brow" to appreciate the historical dramas of Crash, Birdman, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, No Country for Old Men, The Departed, Million Dollar Baby, Chicago, Lord of the Rings...I will agree on one point, however. They do not reward comedies.
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level 49
Sep 22, 2016
I agree with ander217. However, the Academy is heavily criticised, more than it should. In my opinion, they do reward, more often than not, the best in each category. Comedies are less universal than dramas and animated pictures. The culture differences play hugely on how these (comedies) movies are accepted.
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level 67
Mar 3, 2014
Man, I keep forgetting Rango, and it was awesome.
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level 80
May 5, 2014
I've seen all of these, and in my opinion it's a dead heat between Rango and Happy Feet as to the worst one. My sister-in-law convinced me to take the family to Rango and the ads for it made it look OK. Definitely NOT a kids movie, whereas you can take small kids to any of the others.
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level 70
Mar 3, 2014
Have any of you guys heard of The Pixar Theory? If not, Google it. It's a Theory that attempts to prove all Pixar movies are in the same universe and puts them into chrinological order. It's quite a stretch in places but it'd be amazing if it were true.
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level 77
Mar 4, 2014
How the heck would Cars exist alongside any of the others?
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level 70
Mar 4, 2014
Like I said, it's a bit of a stretch in places, but the explaination for how animals, toys and other machines can think and talk is based around the magic found Brave, and exploited/developed by a corporation called Buy N Large, that pops up in many Pixar movies, and gets out of control. Like I said, a stretch, but it's just a bit of fun, and an interesting read if nothing else.
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level 77
Mar 5, 2014
but Cars isn't like Toy Story or A Bug's Life or Finding Nemo- films where human beings exist in parallel. In the world of Cars every lifeform is some kind of car and there are no humans at all.
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level 61
Mar 2, 2015
If I remember, the theory says Cars takes place after humans have fled the earth (as depicted in Wall-E), at a point at which the evolution of machines (first referenced with Syndrome's A.I. machine in the Incredibles) is in a stage in which everything is a car. Following the end of Wall-E, the plants and bugs regenerate, but there a very few humans left, which is the time during which the events of A Bug's Life take place. As Simsy said, it's a stretch, and almost certainly not something Pixar actually designed, but it's a fun little idea to play with.
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level 76
Mar 2, 2015
It's a cartoon made for kids, for Pete's sake. Remember those days when nothing had to make sense and you could believe anything you wanted in the Land of Make-Believe? My grandkids loved Cars, and basically any other animated movie which flits across the screen that has characters with big eyes and a plot where the good guy wins in the end. They didn't care what the critics thought of it. I remember when I was a kid watching Pow-wow the Indian Boy on TV and thinking it was the greatest thing ever made. It was only after I grew up that I was able to see the flaws.
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level 67
Mar 2, 2015
Rango rocked!
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level 44
Jan 1, 2017
AHHHHHHHHH, missed Big Hero 6! HOW?
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level 69
Mar 6, 2018
Brave, Toy Story 3, Big Hero 6 have oscars? Well it's sure now easy to point which company has its hand over movie industry :P
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level 77
Mar 27, 2018
Big Hero 6 wasn't that good but Brave was fine and Toy Story 3 was great. What are you implying?
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level 80
Mar 27, 2018
I still can't get over the fact that they nominated The Boss Baby this year. LEGO Batman was much better than that piece of garbage.
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level 75
Mar 27, 2018
I watched Lego batman with my kids and left feeling like I'd had a seizure.
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level 77
Mar 27, 2018
I loved Lego Batman. Definitely agree.
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level 35
Mar 27, 2018
Sad how many are Disney. I suppose it's a credit to them, but they don't give other film makers a chance.
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level 37
Mar 27, 2018
Too Pixar-Centric
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level 68
Mar 28, 2018
Coco was a really good movie. I was hoping for Loving Vincent to win, though.
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level 59
Mar 28, 2018
Got everything except Rango. I've never even heard of that one, so I googled it and then remembered that I did see a trailer for it before, I just didn't care for it. xD
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level 44
Mar 29, 2018
Got Rango, missed Shrek
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level 61
Aug 3, 2018
I was thinking so hard about what that robot movie in 2015 could be. I was so sure it had to be Baymax, which is what the movie is called where I live.
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level 71
Aug 6, 2018
Toy Story 3 beat the Lorax, and Happy Feet beat Cars? What kind of messed-up world is this?
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level 80
Feb 13, 2019
I think the only people who'd rank The Lorax over Toy Story 3 are those who haven't seen the first two Toy Storys. Otherwise, I'd think differently about them.
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level 71
Feb 25, 2019
Did you see Toy Story 3? It was the best of the trilogy!
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level 73
Nov 14, 2018
Zootopia was good, but I thought Moana should have won.
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level 42
Nov 14, 2018
Seems like there's some bias toward Pixar movies when Disney animated theatrical releases are soooo much better. Moana/Vaiana should have won against Zootopia/Zootropolis.
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level 77
Feb 16, 2019
I liked Moana, and Disney has gotten a lot better since bottoming out with Chicken Little while Pixar has lost some of its edge in recent years, but, in general, have to strongly disagree that Disney movies are better so much better than Pixar movies, or ever better at all. Historically it's more often been the opposite.
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level 71
Feb 25, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was brilliant. A well-deserved win.