Oscar toons up short list of noms

Three contenders will be unveiled Jan. 27

The Mouse and his fish lead the pack, as Disney took five of the 11 slots in Oscar’s short list for feature-animation contenders.

Three nominees will be unveiled Jan. 27.

When less than 16 pics are eligible, a max of three pics can be nommed, under rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences rules for the newish category, under the advice of the exec committee of its short films and feature animation branch.

Animated feature submissions are also eligible in other categories, including best picture, as long as they meet those categories’ guidelines.

In the running

The eligible pics include the Mouse’s “Brother Bear,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Jungle Book 2,” “Pokemon Heroes” and “Piglet’s Big Movie”; DreamWorks’ “Millenium Actress”; Warner Bros.’ “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”; Par’s “Rugrats Go Wild!”; Sony Classics’ “The Triplets of Belleville”; Sony/Columbia Tristar’s “Tokyo Godfathers” and German pic “Jester Till (Till Eulenspiegel).”

Three pics’ eligibility is still contingent on their release by the end of the year. “Jester Till (Till Eulenspiegel)” and “Tokyo Godfathers” are both skedded to preem in Los Angeles on Dec. 5 and “The Triplets of Belleville” will preem Friday.

The 2003 Oscar noms will be announced Jan. 27, and the 76th Oscarcast will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 29.

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