Rango got off to a strong start on its possible road to an Academy Award when it won the prize for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Critics Choice Awards. The film beat Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, Arthur Christmas and The Adventures of Tintin for the trophy. Meanwhile, Life’s a Happy Song from The Muppets won in the Best Song category, while Rise of the Planet of the Apes was given the award for Best Visual Effects of the year.