22 February 2013 1:29 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Thursday evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Academy invited movie fans to join in the celebration of the work of this year’s Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature Film category. Although not pictured above, director Tim Burton was on hand for the panel discussion hosted by actor Rob Riggle (Hotel Transylvania, Dr. SeussThe Lorax).

The nominees discussed how their films were developed, talked about their creative processes, and presented clips illustrating their techniques. All were adamant in saying that animated films are not cartoons and that there is place for both stop-motion and CGI in the genre.

The Animated Feature Film nominees are:


Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

This is the second nomination for Mark Andrews and the first in this category. He made his feature directorial debut with Brave.

After interning at Disney, Andrews worked as a story-board artist on several films. »

- Michelle McCue

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