Seventeen films vie for Animated Oscar® nomination

Dec 11, 2002 by Ian Evans

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have voted to activate the Best Animated Feature category for the 75th Academy Award® Presentations.

The award, which was first handed out last year, is activated if the board believes there are sufficient films of merit.

This year, seventeen films were deemed eligible. Under the rules for the category, a maximum of five films could be nominated.

The 17 eligible films are:

  • Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights
  • Alibaba & the Forty Thieves
  • Eden
  • El bosque animado (The Living Forest)
  • Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Ice Age
  • Jonah – A VeggieTales Movie
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Mutant Aliens
  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • Return to Never Land
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • Spirited Away
  • Stuart Little 2
  • Treasure Planet
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie
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