Welcome to February, a month that brings about celebrations of love, patriotism and (most importantly around here) cinematic excellence. That's right, the Academy Awards are just around the corner (three weeks from today to be exact), and our annual Movie Dearest Calendar Wallpaper salute to the Oscars this year shines the spotlight on the newest Oscar category, Best Animated Feature.
From classic hand-drawn to state-of-the-art computer animation, the Academy has embraced a wide variety of long-form toons since the first Best Animated Feature award 13 years ago, including fantasies, musicals, comedies, sci-fi and even a western. Count down to this year's Oscar show (where How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the favorite) this month with this baker's dozen of favorites from years past.
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