The Annie Awards, which honor achievement in animation, have announced their best picture nominees for 2012. According to THR, most wide-release animated films made the cut including Brave, Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania, ParaNorman, Rise of the Guardians, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Wreck-It-Ralph. The only independent animated movie to pick up a nomination was The Rabbi’s Cat. With this many nominees, to lose out on a nomination is a basically slap in the face, so tough luck to The Lorax (which deserves a face-slap), Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Keep in mind that for the best picture category, a film has to be feature length. Otherwise, Paperman would smoke all these flicks.