Best Animated Feature

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen”
  • A Letter to Momo
  • Monsters University
  • The Wind Rises

Best Animated Short Subject

  • Despicable Me 2 – Puppy
  • Get A Horse!
  • Gloria Victoria
  • My Mom is an Airplane
  • The Numberlys

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The Academy has released the list. Wait until you see Get a Horse, which must be seen in 3D.

“Feral,” Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)
“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)
“Gloria Victoria,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)
“Hollow Land,” Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, directors (Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada)
“The Missing Scarf,” Eoin Duffy, director, and Jamie Hogan, producer (Belly Creative Inc.)
“Mr. Hublot,” Laurent Witz, director, and Alexandre Espigares, co-director (Zeilt Productions)
“Possessions,” Shuhei Morita, director (Sunrise Inc.)
“Requiem for Romance,” Jonathan Ng, director (Kungfu Romance Productions Inc.)
“Room on the Broom,” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
“Subconscious Password,” Chris Landreth, director (National Film Board of Canada with the participation of Seneca College Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment)

Word went out to Academy members today about a big change in ballot procedure for three categories. Until now, members who wanted to vote for Best Documentary Feature, Live Action Short or Animated Short would need to trek to designated screening locations where they got their hands stamped as certified proof that they’d seen all the nominated films before voting. (Not 100% sure about about the hand stamp part, but I like the image). Previously this meant Oscar winners in these three categories were always selected by a relatively small number of members with lots of time on their hands. But that’s all history. Now each voter will be sent screeners for each the nominees. If that sounds like an expensive burden to place on filmmakers whose movies don’t ordinarily have lavish FYC budgets, don’t worry; the Academy is covering the cost. (Gold Derby)

Best Animated Feature

  • Brave – Pixar Animation Studios
  • Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios
  • Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation
  • ParaNorman – Focus Features
  • Rise of the Guardians – DreamWorks Animation
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Aardman Animations
  • The Rabbi’s Cat – GKIDS
  • Wreck-It Ralph – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Before Orel – Trust – Starburns Industries, Inc.
  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – Illumination Entertainment
  • Disney Tron: Uprising – Beck’s Beginning – Disney TV Animation
  • Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury – DreamWorks Animation
  • Justice League: Doom – Warner Bros. Animation

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The Academy has named the 10 animated short films that will advance in the voting process for the Oscars. Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films moving on to next stage are listed after the cut:

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Check out these preview clips for the 5 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Shorts after the cut. Vote for your favorite above. Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures are releasing the three categories theatrically on Feb 11. (Separate admissions.) They’ll all be available Feb 22 on iTunes and VOD.

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From 33 titles, AMPAS has narrowed the list down to 10 films that will advance in the voting process for Best Animated Short. (thanks Kevin K.)

  • ‚ÄúThe Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger,‚Äù Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
  • ‚ÄúCoyote Falls,‚Äù Matthew O‚ÄôCallaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
  • ‚ÄúDay & Night,‚Äù Teddy Newton, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • ‚ÄúThe Gruffalo,‚Äù Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
  • ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs Pollute,‚Äù Geefwee Boedoe, story-design-animation (Geefwee Boedoe)
  • ‚ÄúThe Lost Thing,‚Äù Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, directors (Passion Pictures Australia)
  • ‚ÄúMadagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary),‚Äù Bastien Dubois, director (Sacrebleu Productions)
  • ‚ÄúSensology,‚Äù Michel Gagne, director-producer (GAGNE International LLC)
  • ‚ÄúThe Silence beneath the Bark,‚Äù Joanna Lurie, director (Lardux Films)
  • ‚ÄúUrs,‚Äù Moritz Mayerhofer, director (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg)

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