Shrek was the first movie to win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film in 2001. Shrek beat both Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Monsters, Inc. in the Animated Feature Film category. 2001 was the first year an Oscar could be given to an animated film. To be considered an animated film, the movie must run more than 40 minutes and have no less than 75% of its characters animated during that run time. Since Shrek, DreamWorks has produced two sequels: Shrek 2, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2004, and Shrek the Third.
More about the Oscars:
- Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture in 1991.
- Animation production company Pixar has had nine films nominated for an Oscar, and has had seven winners including The Incredibles (2005) and Ratatouille (2008).
- DreamWorks Animation holds the record for most nominated films for an Oscar at ten. Only two of their films have won an Oscar: Shrek and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.