I'm unsure whether I should use "are" or "is" in the following sentence:
"The art and animation in particular are incredible."
"The art and animation in particular is incredible."
I'm sort of interpreting "art and animation" as a singular noun, since I'm referring to "art and animation" as one category to be evaluated. Is this a contextual thing where either one could be correct? I'm leaning towards "is," but I'm just not sure if that's right and am beginning to feel illiterate.
I tried to look up example sentences with both "is" and "are" inserted into "The art and animation ___," but I wasn't able to conclude much from it.