Academy Awards Best Animated Feature Character Reactions (Unused 2002 & 2007 Various Character Animation)
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For the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of the 74th Academy Awards, character animation of the stars of the nominated animated features was made for Shrek and Donkey of Shrek, Jimmy Neutron and Goddard of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Mike and Sulley of Monsters, Inc..
The three pieces of animation produced for each feature's characters were their reaction upon being announced, their reaction upon winning if their movie had won the award and their reaction upon losing if their movie had lost. Since Shrek won, its winning reaction animation and the losing reaction animations of the other features were shown.
This occurred again for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of the 79th Academy Awards, this time character animation for Mumble of Happy Feet, Lightning McQueen and Mater of Cars and Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke and Sam Lerner of Monster House. Since Happy Feet won, its winning reaction animation and the losing reaction animations of the other features were shown.
The unused animations for the hypothetical alternative outcomes have not been released in any form. Tim Hatcher, the animator of the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius losing reaction animation, commented that Ray Chase made the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius winning reaction animation and suggested to him that he upload it.
UPDATE: Ray Chase's animation has been uploaded! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBx6nWZ6hXc