19 Animated Features Submitted For 2013 Oscar® Race

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Nineteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®.
The 19 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”

“The Croods”

“Despicable Me 2”

“Epic”

“Ernest and Celestine”

“The Fake”

“Free Birds“

“Frozen”

“Khumba”

“The Legend of Sarila”

“A Letter to Momo”

“Monsters University”

“O Apóstolo”

“Planes”

“Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion”

“Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury”

“The Smurfs 2”

“Turbo”

“The Wind Rises”

Several of the films 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 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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6 Responses

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    With no kids around our house anymore I don’t watch animated films like I used to. My wife doesn’t like animated films and my time to watch movies is so limited that I try to be very selective in what I do watch.

    But when you have a kid in the house viewing patterns can change big time. I still have an extensive collective of kids’ videos and DVD from when my kids were still living at home.

  2. Untemplater says:

    I want to see Despicable Me 2 and Monsters U on dvd. I haven’t heard of the others. I’m looking forward to Ellen hosting. She is one of my favorite comedians and she did awesome the last awards show she hosted.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Haven’t seen Despicable Me, but heard it was good. Loved Monsters Inc. but haven’t seen Monsters U yet. Ellen’s great. Fun and doesn’t take herself too seriously. Perfect remedy for a stuffy awards show wouldn’t you say?

  3. Rachel says:

    I’m all for Madoka Magica – Rebellion. It’s a pretty good movie, and plot twists that were very shocking. Plus, the animation is superb, especially in a scene like this: youtube(dot)com/watch?v=LUYVyVqH68Y

    though, this movie is the third in a trilogy, so you either have to watch the original series, or the first two movies (which is just a recap of the series with updated animation and music) first to properly watch and review this movie. But this franchise is arguably one of the best works of art in recent years, as said by some critics. Plus, the third movie got about 1 billion dollors in the first 13 days of it’s release. That’s pretty impressive if I do say so myself.

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