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
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Kokurikozaka Kara (From Up on Poppy Hill)
Krishna Aur Kans (Hey Krishna)
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)
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.