Despicable Me trailer

A couple of years back, Hollywood animation seemed to be obsessed with animals:

1. Madagascar
2. Over The Hedge
3. Barnyard
4. Chicken Little
5. Open Season
6. Ratatouille

Now it seems all about sci-fi. Old-skool, 1950s B-movie sci-fi:

1. Wall-E
2. Monsters vs Aliens
3. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (man invents machine that drops food from the sky)
4. Planet 51 (astronaut lands on planet of green aliens who live like humans)

It's a bit like 2009 being the year of female electro pop or 2008, Amy Winehouse rip-offs. Different record labels all compete to see whose artist does the best. But which animation will be the Duffy and which the Gabriella Cilmi?

Thankfully some movies buck the trend. Disney/Pixar's Up, about a man and boy who travel the world in a house that floats using balloons, doesn't really fit any box. Amazing. 

And next year, this one looks enjoyably odd, dare I say 'Hitchcockian' - as well as boasting 'the cream' of comedy to do the voices (and Julie Andrews).