The Academy Award's Best Animated Feature category has only been in existence since 2002, and for its fifteenth year in 2017, it's seen a record-breaking number of submissions.
With a total of five nominations to give, the Academy must whittle that number down from an impressive 27 that are all eligible for the award.
One glance at the list and it becomes clear that animation has never been in a more fruitful position.
Save for one or two (The Angry Birds Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course), the majority of these films were beloved by critics and audiences alike; Pixar's Finding Dory, Laika's Kubo and the Two Strings and Disney's Zootropolis.
The best films of 2016 (so far)
The best films of 2016 (so far)
This empowering spin-off sequel to the Rocky franchise sees Sylvester Stallone return as the personal trainer to Odonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his old rival-turned-compadre Apollo (Carl Weathers).
A grandstanding adaptation of the Emma Donoghue novel. At Room's heart is two towering performances from Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay as a mother and son who find freedom after being locked away by in a boxed building for years.
3/22 The Big Short
Plenty of The Big Short's charm is manifested in the way that it takes a clunky story (the 2007-8 financial crisis) and transforms it into a cinematic experience.
The facts speak for themselves in this Oscar-winning biographical film about four investigative journalists who uncover a scandal of child molestation in the Catholic church. Strong performances and a firm directorial presence in Tom McCarthy make Spotlight a worthy recipient of this year's Best Picture Oscar.
5/22 Bone Tomahawk
7/22 The Witch
Take any shot from Robert Eggers' assured debut - based on a New England folktale - and your spine will tingle. A masterclass in understatedness.
8/22 10 Cloverfield Lane
If you're going to unveil a secret sequel-of-sorts to 2008 hit Cloverfield, this is how you do it. Essentially a chamber piece set in the same world of Matt Reeves' original, 10 Cloverfield Lane will hold you in a vicelike grip until its closing frame.
Ben Wheatley's fifth feature as director may not be to everyone's tastes but, should you be up to it, there's a lot to take away from this adaptation of J.G. Ballard's dystopian tale.
Despite strong competition in the form of Finding Dory and Kubo and the Two Strings, Zootropolis - named Zootopia in the US - takes the trophy of 2016's greatest animated film.
12/22 Captain America: Civil War
Even those who aren't invested in superhero films will have a hard time keeping their breath in several of Civil War's action sequences.
13/22 Son of Saul
The haunting winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar, Son of Saul's technical mastery (courtesy of first-time director László Nemes) is backed up by a harrowingly real portrayal of life within a Nazi concentration camp.
14/22 Everybody Wants Some!!
Richard Linklater followed Boyhood with this charming coming-of-age story that bears similarity with 1993's Dazed and Confused. This time, our ensemble are a group of baseball-playing college freshmen. In the upper echelons of the year's best.
15/22 Green Room
16/22 Sing Street
17/22 Love and Friendship
19/22 The Neon Demon
20/22 Hell or High Water
21/22 Kubo and the Two Strings
22/22 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Other films are yet to be released in the UK but have been enjoying success overseas - namely new Disney film Moana, Illumination's Sing and Japanese animation Your Name.
The one film that stands out is raunchy adult comedy Sausage Party, the producers of which - Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg - launched its awards campaign last month. If nominated, it'll be the second R-rated film to ever score an Oscar nomination following last year's Anomalisa.
You can see the full list of submissions below:
The Angry Birds Movie
April and the Extraordinary World
Ice Age: Collision Course
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
Kubo and the Two String
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Little Prince
Long Way North
Monkey King: Hero Is Back
Mustafa & the Magician
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
The Secret Life of Pets
This year's winner was Inside Out bringing Pixar's overall Oscar tally to an impressive eight.
Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced 24 January 2017 with the ceremony taking place on 26 February.