Because creating something truly fresh, a little bit awe inspiring, that moves the industry and our expectations forward is hard to do, it is worth noting when it happens.
Three incredible feats of late:
(1) Australia. Because making every shot postcard worthy is not easy.
(2) Coraline. The mix between stop-and-go animation with real materials (mud, water, etc.) mixed with the 3D rendered graphics was a lot of fun to watch and truly a first-ever, gutsy kind of move .
(3) Perseopolis. The black and white design and animations from this movie made for many shots I would consider framing as art.