HOLLYWOOD -- Nine pics were declared eligible Wednesday for the first new Oscar category in 20 years: feature-length animation. A committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will pare the list down to three nominees. The contenders are "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within," "Monsters, Inc.," "Osmosis Jones," "The Prince of Light," "Shrek," "The Trumpet of the Swan," "Waking Life," "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and "Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu." The toons will be viewed by a 100-member screening committee chaired by Academy governor Tom Hanks. Members of the committee -- half of them animators, half members of the Acad's other 13 branches -- will determine the nominees to be announced Feb. 12 with the other Oscar contenders.