Animated family films Brave, Wreck-It Ralph and Rise Of The Guardians have each picked up 10 nominations for the 40th annual Annie Awards.

All three will duke it out for the night's top prize, Best Animated Feature, alongside the likes of Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, Para Norman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and The Rabbi’s Cat.

The trio also picked up nods in a number of technical categories, including animated effects and character design.

Meanwhile, Jude Law landed a mention for his voice work in Rise of the Guardians, as did Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania), Kelly MACDonald (Brave), Alan Tudyk (Wreck-It Ralph), and Atticus Shaffer and Catherine O'Hara (both for Frankenweenie).

The International Animated Film Society's Annie Awards winners will be revealed during a ceremony in Los Angeles on 2 February (13).