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The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Pros: It's based on an acclaimed children's novel by Ronald Dahl. The Scott Rudin production (Oscar winner for "No Country for Old Men" and the man behind countless other prestige flicks) helped director Wes Anderson recruit vocal talent such as George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Michael Gambon, Brian Cox and Jason Schwartzman. Anderson has a strong following among the industry's younger set and "Fantastic" could be the "hip" vote in a broad range of nominees.
Cons: Not everyone is in love with the stop-action animation style displayed in the previews and see "Up" regarding Academy member's general thoughts regarding animated features in the Best Picture category.