The Oscar nominees for animated feature this year reflect shifts in an art form that has become an increasingly crucial part of the movie business.
There is the return of an industry giant, Walt Disney Animation Studios, which saw its blockbuster musical
For the makers of "Frozen," directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Veccho, the Oscar nomination is the culmination of weeks of very good news, including their film becoming the studio's highest grosser since
"Every day it gets more overwhelming -- the response to the movie, the fans and the crowd," said Lee, who is the first woman to direct a Disney Animation feature. "People keep going back, and they have brought 'Frozen' into their lives."
"It feels extraordinary," Meledandri said. "To think that the company didn’t exist seven years ago, and to be recognized in this way for the work that the team has done is an extraordinary feeling of pride."