21 in Running for Animated Feature Oscar

No worries: There will be five nominees in the crowded race for best animated feature, as the Academy announced the 21 qualifiers. Will there be five studio nominees (Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, Rise of the Guardians, and Wreck-It Ralph)? Or will one or two indies slip into the mix? View all the trailers below:

Adventures in Zambezia
Brave
Delhi Safari
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Frankenweenie
From Up on Poppy Hill
Hey Krishna
Hotel Transylvania
Ice Age Continental Drift
A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
The Mystical Laws
The Painting
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Rabbi’s Cat
Rise of the Guardians
Secret of the Wings
Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas
Wreck-It Ralph
Zarafa

Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

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

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Jan. 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Academy Awards will be presented on Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on ABC .

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Movies, Oscar, stop-motion, Tech, Trailers, VFX

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