For purposes of these Awards, animation is considered to be a visual effect. This award is to honor the overall achievement of the animation within an entire animated motion picture. The animation may be created by traditional cel animation, computer animation, and/or stop motion, as long as it meets the definitions of Animation and Animated Project as stated in the Glossary of this Rules & Procedures. This award recognizes the process in creating animation, be it character or otherwise, to convey a sense of setting, mood, and action that set or enhance the film’s overall visual and emotive efficacy. The technical achievement of the overall animation is to be considered in evaluating the effectiveness of the work.

Title sequences are not eligible in this category.