Sure, now that there is an animation category in the Oscar race, we hear a lot about Oscars and animation. But, not too long ago, they did not go so well together. When do you think the first animated film ever was nominated? Surprise, it was not Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or Cinderella. No movie ever did it before Beauty and the Beast. Then it took quite a while for it to happen again. It was not until UP that another animated movie was nominated for a best picture. And finally, Toy Story 3 was the last animated movie nominated for an Oscar.