Twenty Films Compete For Animated Oscar

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has revealed that twenty films are set to compete for the Oscars this year in the animated feature film category. The list, in alphabetical order, is:

“Big Hero 6,” “The Book Of Life,” “The Boxtrolls,” “Cheatin’,” “Giovanni’s Island,” “Henry & Me,” “The Hero Of Color City,” “How To Train Your Dragon 2,” “Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart,” “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” “The Lego Movie,” “Minuscule – Valley Of The Lost Ants,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Penguins Of Madagascar,” “The Pirate Fairy,” “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” “Rio 2,” “Rocks In My Pockets,” “Song Of The Sea,” and “The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya”.

Several of the films mentioned have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfil the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 15th with the ceremony itself taking place on February 22nd.

Source: Screen