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Oscar Nominations 2014: 'Frozen,' 'Despicable Me 2' but no Pixar
Oscar Nominations 2014: 'Frozen,' 'Despicable Me 2' but no Pixar

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 "Frozen" collect nominations both for animated feature and original song; the validation of a younger studio player, Los Angeles and Paris-based Illumination Entertainment, which secured its first Oscar nominations for "Despicable Me 2" and that movie's original song, "Happy"; the omission of a category stalwart, Pixar Animation, which was passed over for its prequel "Monsters University"; and...

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