Sequels and a well-known character from other "real-image" wanderings dominate the Annie nominations, popularly known as the "Animated Oscars".
In the list announced this Monday they stand out in the run for Best Picture of "The Incredibles 2: The Super-Heroes", sequel to the 2004 film with 11 nominations, and "Ralph vs Internet" (2018), which has ten and is the continuation of "Ralph Force" (2012). They are respectively Pixar and Disney titles.
In the nominations is also the film with a praised visual and narrative style that has been touted as one of the great surprises of the end of the year by critics: "Spider-Man: In the Spider-Man Universe."
With Phil Lord and Christopher Miller ("Lego-The Movie" and "Secondary Agents" team) as leading producers and creative forces, it is another vision of the Spider-Man universe in which this is Miles Morales, a black teenager from Brooklyn . He has seven nominations.
With the same number is "The Stone Age," new work by the legendary Nick Park of the Aardman studios, creator of "Wallace & Gromit".
The Best Animation race closes with "Island of Dogs," Wes Anderson's "stop-motion" animation with four nominations.
The long list also features "The Return of Mary Poppins," which, like the 1964 classic, is in real-life imagery but has hand-drawn animation sequences that are named in five categories.
In the 17 years since the Oscars created a specific category, the winner coincided with the Annie 12 times. The last one was last year with Pixar's "Coco".
No animation won the Oscar without being named first to the Annie.
The winners will be announced during a ceremony on February 2 in Los Angeles.