20 animated features prepare for Oscar race

Nov 11, 2009 by Ian Evans

As we get closer to the 82nd Academy Awards the lineups in some of the categories are beginning to take shape. Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category.

The 20 submitted features are:

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Astro Boy
  • Battle for Terra
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Coraline
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  • The Dolphin — Story of a Dreamer
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Mary and Max
  • The Missing Lynx
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • 9
  • Planet 51
  • Ponyo
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  • A Town Called Panic
  • Up

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, The Dolphin — Story of a Dreamer, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Planet 51, The Princess and the Frog, The Secret of Kells and A Town Called Panic 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 5 features can be nominated in a year in which the field of eligible entries numbers at least 16.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

We’ll learn the identity of the nominees at 8:30 a.m. ET on February 2nd, when the nominations are announced at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Stick with DigitalHit.com for all your Academy Awards® coverage