Steven Spielberg's epic "The Adventures Of Tintin," the "Cars" sequel and "Gnomeo & Juliet" are among the 18 movies in consideration for Best Animated Feature Film at next year's Oscars.
 
Also making the cut are "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," "Arthur Christmas," "Happy Feet Two," "Puss in Boots," "Rango," "Rio" and "The Smurfs."
 
The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 24.