There will be 5 movies on the ballot:
1. Coraline (2009) directed by Henry Selick.
Coraline was directed by Henry Selick, who previously created the animation in The Nightmare Before Christmas. The stop-motion film was based on the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman. It is nominated for a 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Film. Read Tasha Robinson's review for The Onion A/V Club here.
2. Up (2009) directed by Pete Docter.
Up is Pixar Animation's latest masterpiece. It is nominated for 2010 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Animated Film. Read Roger Ebert's review here.
3. WALL-E (2008) directed by Andrew Stanton.
WALL-E is Pixar Animation's recent Science Fiction Masterpiece. It won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Animated Film. Read A.O. Scott's review in The New York Times here.
4. Ratatouille (2007) directed by Brad Bird.
Ratatouille is Pixar's brilliant tale about a rat who loves to cook. It won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Animated Film. Read Kenneth Turan's review in The Los Angeles Times here.
5. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Howl's Moving Castle is a fantasy film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, who also directed the anime classics My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. It is based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones. It won Animation of the Year at 2005 Tokyo International Anime Fair. Read Kenneth Turan's review in The Los Angeles Times here.
Please note: Where the Wild Things Are, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Ponyo were considered but are not available at this time. Maybe next year.