Happy Feet is going to beat Cars for the Oscar, if not the boxoffice. Why? Because [director] George Miller is an artist, just as [Cars maestro] John Lasseter is, but Miller is a respected live-action director working in a new medium, innovating, in fact, and he has fashioned a classic feel-good topical story. Cars, despite its boxoffice dominance, is not the best of all the fabulous Pixar movies. It’s wonderful, but it’s not the best.” — from Anne Thompson‘s 12.11 entry on Risky Biz blog.