A lot of people think that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the best of the series. There’s no doubt that it was good, but the question is… was it the best movie of the year? The folks at Pixar are not going to settle for just another Best Animated Picture Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards. No, they want the brass ring. They want Best Picture.

Here’s what they told The New York Times:

“…The Walt Disney Company has decided to take a deep breath and push Pixar’s Toy Story 3 with all of its might. An animated film has never won the top prize — only two, Beauty and the Beast and Up, have ever been nominated — and Disney, in a decision that went all the way to Robert A. Iger, the media giant’s chief executive, has decided that Toy Story 3 should finally be the one.”

Source: Perez