For those who don't know, the Criterion Collection is a series of "important classic and contemporary films" aimed primarily at film aficionados. It features a wide range of movies of all genres and classifications, from renowned classics to international flavors to mainstream hits to independent treasures.
At present, there will be two animated features on the list: Watership Down in a few months and earlier there was Fantastic Mr. Fox (all Wes Anderson movies end up in the Criterion Collection, it's just a matter of when). Back during the laserdisc era, Akira was the only animated film on the list.
Also, the twice a year 50% Criterion sale at Barnes and Noble is running until Monday, December 1. Good time to stock up on some titles.