Brad Bird picked up his second Academy Award as Ratatouille took the prize for Best Animated Feature. It is the third time a Pixar film has won the award. Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman won Best Animated Short Film for their stop motion version of Peter and the Wolf. Best Visual Effects went to Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood for The Golden Compass.

Be sure to check out Animated Views today for more Oscar talk: just added are conversations with Ratatouille‘s nominated Jan Pinkava and Michael Giacchino, plus extensive coverage of Warner Bros.’ new Academy Award Animation Collection, with more to come later this week.