Fourteen films vie for Animated Feature Oscar

Nov 10, 2008 by Ian Evans

As the race for the Oscars begins to shape up, fourteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 81st Academy Awards®.

The 14 submitted features are:

  • Bolt
  • Delgo
  • Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
  • Dragon Hunters
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Igor
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • $9.99
  • The Sky Crawlers
  • Sword of the Stranger
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • WALL-E
  • Waltz with Bashir

Bolt, Delgo, Dragon Hunters, $9.99, The Sky Crawlers, The Tale of Despereaux and Waltz with Bashir have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. 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.

Under the rules for this category, a maximum of 3 films can be nominated in a year in which the field of eligible entries numbers at least 8 but fewer than 16.

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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