“Shrek” Won The Best Animated Feature Oscar
“Shrek,” the uproarious anti-fairy tale that proved a monster hit at the box office, on Sunday won the first ever Oscar for a full length animated feature.
The computer-animated tale of an ugly green ogre with a talking donkey as a sidekick triumphed over competitors “Jimmy Neutron” and “Monsters, Inc” from Walt Disney Co — which has traditionally dominated the world of film animation. Shrek was made by rival studio Dreamworks.
“Shrek,” with its satire on modern culture ranging from theme parks to romance, proved a hit with both children and adults and became one of the highest grossing films of last year. It took more than $250 million at the U.S. box office alone.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science decided to inaugurate an Oscar for animated features to recognize the strides made in the art form.