Off to the Oscars We Go: The History of Animated Features & the Academy Awards

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Ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony, which is taking place on Sunday, April 25, we’re finding ourselves particularly drawn to the Best Animated Feature category. From Pixar’s Soul and Disney alum Glen Keane’s Over the Moon to a new Shaun the Sheep entry and the mesmerizing Wolfwalkers, this year has brought us some unforgettable animated moments. But how did cartoons, which started out as silly little shorts a century ago, become heart-wrenching hits worthy of statuettes? Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, it can be traced back to Disney.