Cars 2, Puss in Boots and Rango have snagged three of the 10 shortlist spots on the 2011 Annie Awards Best Film shortlist.

The animated hits have been joined by The Adventures of Tintin, A Cat in Paris, Arthur Christmas, Arrugas, Chico and Rita, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rioon the nominations list.

Gary Oldman and James Hong (both for Kung Fu Panda 2), Ashley Jensen and Bill Nighy (both for Arthur Christmas), Jemaine Clement (Rio), Jim Cummings (Gnomeo and Juliet) and Zach Galifianakis (Puss in Boots) will compete for the Best Voice Actor prize, while Henry Jackman, John Williams, Siedah Garrett, Sergio Mendes and Zooey Deschanel are up for the Best Musicprize.

The International Animated Film Society's Annie Awards winners will be revealed during a ceremony at Royce Hall in Los Angeles on 4 February (12).