With under 75% of the overall length of “Arthur and the Invisibles” being animated, the film has been removed from the running for a best Animated Film Oscar.
No biggie right? Way biggie. Now with only fifteen films vying instead of the magic sixteen required, the final number of nominees eligible for the award in the category has dropped from five to three.
Thus two films will miss out on the opportunity to be called “Oscar nominated” due to the “Arthur” bungle. No doubt a CG recreation of Luc Besson’s severed head will pop up in the next Pixar movie.