'Wreck-It-Ralph' could be set for an Oscar after winning five awards at the Annie Awards last night, winning Best Feature, the first time Disney Animation have won the Award since 1998's Mulan.
'Wreck-It Ralph', about a computer game villain who wants to be good, was honoured by the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Society which has handed out the Annies for 40 years.
The Academy has only handed out an Oscar for Best Animated Feature since 2002, with the Annies winner usually going on to win the top prize.
'Wreck-It-Ralph' stars John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman (Photo: WENN)
Disney took over award winning studio Pixar in 2006, with the move apparently finally paying dividends as Clark Spencer, a producer of 'Wreck-It-Ralph' acknowledged in his acceptance speech. The film, starring John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, now looks set to beat other animated features including 'Brave', 'Frankenweenie' and 'ParaNorman'.
Pixar executives have helped rejuvenate Disney's animation division, with the controversial takeover working for Disney, even if some have cited the merger as being behind a drop in quality at the previously faultless Pixar.
For Pixar, 'Brave' took home two minor awards.