16 features vie for Animated Feature nominations

Nov 07, 2006 by Ian Evans

The Animated Feature category for the 79th Annual Academy Awards may include a full slate of five nominees, as 16 animated features have been submitted for consideration in 2006.

The 16 features expected to compete for 79th Academy Awards® nominations are:

  • The Ant Bully
  • Arthur and the Invisibles
  • Barnyard
  • Cars
  • Curious George
  • Everyone’s Hero
  • Flushed Away
  • Happy Feet
  • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
  • Monster House
  • Open Season
  • Over the Hedge
  • Paprika
  • Renaissance
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • The Wild

Three of the films — Arthur and the Invisibles, Happy Feet and Paprika — have not yet had their required Los Angeles releases. If any one of the group were not to meet that requirement, the field in the category would fall below 16, the number required to trigger the five-nominee slate. With 15 or fewer contenders, Academy rules allow a maximum of three nominated features.

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