Here Are the 20 Animated Movies Vying for Oscar Gold

Here Are the 20 Animated Movies Vying for Oscar Gold

Nov 06, 2014

You know awards season is in full swing when we start receiving lists of movies that will be eligible for an Academy Award. Variety reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 20 animated feature films that will be vying for the golden statue during the 87th annual ceremony — scheduled to take place on February 22, 2015. Check out that list below...
The 20 Animated Movies Short-listed for the Academy Awards

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls


Giovanni’s Island

Henry and Me

The Hero of Color City

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

The Lego Movie

Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Penguins of Madagascar

The Pirate Fairy

Planes: Fire and Rescue

Rio 2

Rocks in My Pockets

Song of the Sea,

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

“The list of submissions is increasing because other countries are realizing the value of Oscar recognition in this category, where there is far less competition than in the foreign-language race, which this year received 83 submissions,” writes the trade. “Animated films are often a studio’s heaviest hitters. Just three films this year brought in $1.5 billion at the global box office: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Rio 2 and The Lego Movie. The toon tallies are expected to increase significantly, since Big Hero 6 debuts this weekend with strong tracking, and Fox and DWA have high hopes for Penguins, which bows November 24.”

The animated category includes movies that feature hand-drawn animation, CGI and stop-motion. It’s anyone’s game, here, but we suspect that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s charming Lego film, which boasts comedy for all ages, dazzling animation, and big personality, has a pretty good chance of taking home the Oscar.

What say you?




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