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November 2, 2012 5:20 PM
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Animated Feature Oscar Race Has 21 Submissions

"Wreck-It Ralph"
Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards, up from 18 last year and 15 the year before. 

This suggests there will indeed be five nominees in the category this year, as 16 is the magic number for that occur (while several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs, it's doubtful any will fail to do so).

The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

    "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"


Check out Indiewire's predictions in the category here. The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT.

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1 Comment

  • Sean Fail | November 2, 2012 8:44 PMReply

    HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA IS THE BEST OUT OF ALL OF THEM BY FAR. One of the greatest animations I've seen, it was something completely new and was very entertaining.