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iW NEWS | 12 Titles Submitted for Animated Oscar Consideration

iW NEWS | 12 Titles Submitted for Animated Oscar Consideration

Twelve features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 80th Academy Awards including: “Alvin and the Chipmunks” directed by Tim Hill, “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters” directed by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, “Bee Movie” directed by Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith, “Beowulf” directed by Robert Zemeckis, “Meet the Robinsons” directed by Stephen J. Anderson, “Persepolis” directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, “Ratatouille” directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava, “Shrek the Third” directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui, “The Simpsons Movie” directed by David Silverman, “Surf’s Up” directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck, “Tekkonkinkreet” directed by Michael Arias and “TMNT” directed by Kevin Munroe. “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Beowulf” and “Persepolis” have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Under the rules for this category, a maximum of three films can be nominated in a year in which the field of eligible entries numbers at least eight but fewer than 16. Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture. Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22 at 5:30 a.m. PST. [Brian Brooks]

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