OSCARS: 18 Animated Feature Films Submit

Beverly Hills, CA – Eighteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards®.

The 18 submitted features are:

“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Alois Nebel”
“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
“Arthur Christmas”
“Cars 2″
“A Cat in Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Gnomeo & Juliet”
“Happy Feet Two”
“Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”
“Kung Fu Panda 2″
“Mars Needs Moms”
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
“Rio”
“The Smurfs”
“Winnie the Pooh”
“Wrinkles”

Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and meet 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 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

  1. So, the animation branch decided to allow “Tintin” in the animation category. From what I have seen, the amount of work necessary to turn the motion capture into the high-quality animation that is in Tintin does require a lot of frame-by-frame work. This was the requirement under the rules that would have been the biggest sticking point.

    With 18 films they will have five nominees; which will make for an interesting choice.

    1. Tintin has only been submitted for consideration in this category, it hasn’t been approved yet.

      “Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and meet all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.”

      1. Yes, I see that I completely misread the article — in fact saw that as soon as I hit the “post” button. Thank you for correcting me.

  2. And the nominees are…

    “The Adventures of Tintin” (“Arthur Christmas” is the other choice if “Tintin” is not eligible)
    “Alois Nebel”
    “Cars 2?
    “Rango”
    “Winnie the Pooh”

  3. It really is a bad year for animation, looking at this list.

    But then again, it’s a bad year for movies, in general.

  4. It’s not a great year for animation, nothing stands out from those films. But I’m guessing the five nominees are:
    Arthur Christmas
    Gnomeo and Juliet
    Puss in Boots
    Rango
    Alois Nebel
    (I hope the awful cars 2 don’t even get mentioned)

  5. and the nominees for sure is PUSS n BOOTS – #1 movie in America two weeks in a row, smallest second drop in recorded history. Suckl that Pixar.

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