Movie Talk is proud to announce your chance to get in on next year’s awards season and cast your vote for The Best Animated Movie of 2011 in the prestigious (and super luvey-dovey) Richard Attenborough Film Awards (aka The RAFAs).
That’s right, remember all those moments when a winner was announced at an awards ceremony and you thought ‘What the heck have those voters been taking?’ Well here’s your chance to change all that.
To make things a little easier, we’ve narrowed the category down to a shortlist of ten movies… All impressive feats of animated magic in their own right. But which one did you think covered all the bases, ticked all your boxes, or simply wowed you the most?
Here’s the shortlist, with our potted intros to jog your memory:
Rango: Johnny Depp is the gun-toting chameleon in an off-the-wall spaghetti western spoof with a sharp-shooting script.
Rio: A cartoon comedy as colourful and exhuberant as its Rio Carnival setting which stars Jesse Eisenberg as the voice of worrywort kidnapped parrot Blu.
Winnie the Pooh: The bear with very little brain and his pals enchant a whole new generation for Disney’s first big-screen return to AA Milne’s 100 Acre Wood in 35 years.
Kung Fu Panda 2: Jack Black’s roly-poly hero and his starry team of martial arts enforcers is back in action for another knockout combo of vibrant animation and high-kicking comedy.
Cars 2: Lightning McQueen competes in a World Grand Prix while his tow-truck friend Mater gets mistaken for a super-spy in Pixar’s precision-tooled mix of espionage thrills and turbo-charged action.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn: Spielberg launches Herge’s boy reporter and his ginger quiff onto the big screen in a ripping globe-trotting adventure yarn.
Arthur Christmas: Wallace & Gromit studio Aardman answer the ultimate Festive riddle — how does Santa deliver all those pressies in one night? — in a Christmas cracker of a cartoon.
Happy Feet Two: More kid-friendly ice-capades with the hip-hop, disco-diva penguins – this time with the emphasis on Mumble’s son, Erik, and their melting homeland.
Puss in Boots: Antonio Banderas’s swashbuckling cat from the Shrek films takes centre stage in a classy nursery rhyme mash-up with a star-studded voice cast.
You can learn more about the Awards and take the opportunity to participate in the other public vote categories on the RAFAS website.