15 Films Fight For Animated Oscar

Fifteen features have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the The 83rd Academy Awards according to a press release from AMPAS. The list includes:

Alpha and Omega, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Despicable Me, The Dreams of Jinsha, How to Train Your Dragon, Idiots and Angels, The Illusionist, Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, MegaMind, My Dog Tulip, Shrek Forever After, Summer Wars, Tangled, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, Toy Story 3

Four of the films – The Dreams of Jinsha, The Illusionist, Summer Wars and Tangled – have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Under the rules for this category, in any year in which 8 to 15 animated features are released in Los Angeles County, a maximum of 3 motion pictures may be nominated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.