Can Disney fight off Japan, Ireland and a dragon for animated Oscar gold?

Can Ireland or Japan’s hand-drawn tales of ancient folklore win out over America’s robot-dragon-monster razzle-dazzle? Los Angeles (dpa) – The battle for this year’s Oscar for best animated film is shaping up into a David-and-Goliath duel between hand-painted fables from Ireland and Japan, and American blockbusters, including a pair of computer-drawn adventures distributed by Disney. DreamWorks-produced,…