21 Animated Features Submitted For 2012 Oscar Race

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Oscar Stat­uette, Acad­emy Awards

Twenty-one fea­tures have been sub­mit­ted for con­sid­er­a­tion in the Ani­mated Fea­ture Film cat­e­gory for the 85th Acad­emy Awards, the Acad­emy of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences announced Friday.

The 21 sub­mit­ted fea­tures, listed in alpha­bet­i­cal order by title, are:

Adven­tures in Zam­bezia
Delhi Safari
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Kokurikozaka Kara (From Up on Poppy Hill)
Krishna Aur Kans (Hey Krishna)
Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia
Ice Age Con­ti­nen­tal Drift
A Liar’s Auto­bi­og­ra­phy: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Gra­ham Chap­man
Mada­gas­car 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
The Mys­ti­cal Laws
Le Tableau (The Paint­ing)
The Pirates! Band of Mis­fits
 Le Chat du Rab­bin (The Rabbi’s Cat)
Rise of the Guardians
Secret of the Wings
Le Noël de Wal­ter et Tan­doori (Wal­ter And Tandoori’s Christ­mas)
Wreck-It Ralph

Sev­eral of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Ange­les qual­i­fy­ing runs. Sub­mit­ted fea­tures must ful­fill the the­atri­cal release require­ments and com­ply with all of the category’s other qual­i­fy­ing rules before they can advance in the vot­ing process. At least eight eli­gi­ble ani­mated fea­tures must be the­atri­cally released in Los Ange­les County within the cal­en­dar year for this cat­e­gory to be activated.

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

The 85th Acad­emy Awards nom­i­na­tions will be announced live Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 10 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Gold­wyn Theater.

Acad­emy Awards for out­stand­ing film achieve­ments of 2012 will be pre­sented Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 24 at the Dolby The­atre at Hol­ly­wood & High­land Cen­ter, and tele­vised live on ABC. The Oscar pre­sen­ta­tion also will be tele­vised live in over 225 coun­tries worldwide.

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