According to The Hollywood Reporter, Animation rivals DreamWorks and the Walt Disney Studios could go head to head in the 2005 best animated feature Academy Awards nomination race.

Both studios have three films that are eligible for Oscar noms amid the 11 qualifying titles that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled Thursday.

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On the 3-D side of the animation coin, DreamWorks Animation will be represented by Shrek 2 and Shark Tale while Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures Distribution are represented by The Incredibles.

Both studios also have 2-D films rounding out the race. They are Disney's Teacher's Pet, featuring characters designed by contemporary artist Gary Baseman, and Disney's barnyard caper Home on the Range. DreamWorks' boutique division Go Fish distributed the futurist Japanime Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, directed by Mamoru Oshii, which also made the cut.