2007oscaranimation.pngThe nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards have been announced. Come tell us your thoughts in the Animated News & Views Forum.

The nominees for Best Animated Film are
• Disney/Pixar’s Cars – John Lasseter
• Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet – George Miller
• Sony/Columbia’s Monster House – Gil Kenan

The nominees for Best Animated Short are
• Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada’s The Danish Poet – Torill Kove
• Pixar’s Lifted – Gary Rydstrom
• Disney’s The Little Matchgirl – Roger Allers and Don Hahn
• Kedd Production’s Maestro – Geza M. Toth
• Blue Sky’s No Time for Nuts – Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier

The nominees for Best Visual Effects are Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Poseidon, and Superman Returns.

Randy Newman’s Our Town from Cars was nominated for Best Original Song.