'Wall-E,' 'Madagascar 2' among potential picks

Disney’s “Wall-E,” DreamWorks Animation’s “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” and Fox’s “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” are among the 14 films submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 81st Academy Awards.

Pics submitted in the animated feature film category also are eligible for consideration in others — including best picture — provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

Rounding out the animated submissions are “Bolt,” “Delgo,” “Dragon Hunters,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Igor,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “$9.99,” “The Sky Crawlers,” “Sword of the Stranger,” “The Tale of Despereaux” and “Waltz With Bashir.”

Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 22 at the Acad’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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