Record 27 Films Submitted for Animated Feature Oscar Race

Record 27 Films Submitted Animated Feature

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a record 27 animated features have been submitted for consideration in this year’s Oscar race.

The submissions are:

“The Angry Birds Movie”
“April and the Extraordinary World”
“Finding Dory”
“Ice Age: Collision Course”
“Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Kung Fu Panda 3”
“The Little Prince”
“Long Way North”
“Miss Hokusai”
“Monkey King: Hero Is Back”
“Mustafa & the Magician”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“Phantom Boy”
“The Red Turtle”
“Sausage Party”
“The Secret Life of Pets”
“25 April”
“Your Name.”

Many of the films have not yet completed their required Los Angeles qualifying run. All submissions must fulfill that requirement and comply with other qualifying rules before they can advance in voting.

In order for there to be a full slate of five nominees, 16 or more features must meet all eligibility criteria. Depending on the ultimate number of eligible contenders, anywhere from two to five films may be nominated.

Nominees will be announced alongside all other Oscar nominees on Jan. 24, 2017.

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  1. Jeff Stevens says:

    25 April is a worth your time. Not your typical animation flick.

  2. Cody East says:

    25 April is a uniquely brilliant film, definitely not your standard animation movie. I highly recommend giving it a watch! Enjoy!

  3. PIO araneta says:

    25 April blew me away with what Leanne Pooley was able to achieve using an animated medium. Somber, captivating and effective. Unbelievable!

  4. Robert Ward says:

    Very unique film, definitely not what I expected it to be. Incredibly well done, and definitely worth the watch.

  5. Reg Turnbull says:

    Just watched 25 APRIL. wow. At first i was sad, then that turned to anger – take a second to read this comment then go watch it. This might be the most progressive film I’ve seen in years. If your looking for a hidden message hidden behind pixies and fairy dust then go watch Disney. This is a real message – the cold sobering shower the world needs. If critics are really paying attention they will see that this movie isn’t only necessary it should be compulsory. Apparently unless there is prince charming you can’t be main stream. Bravo to those who made this film, and please go enlighten your self on real problems (if you have time between Kim kardashion. why do I know her name again?). Apparently it’s word for word from journals the poor souls who lived through this. 21st century normal is the new ignorant . 25 April is our legacy, when did it become normal to not be able to differentiate between WWI and WWI I – the soldiers in this film would be disappointed. Go watch the film and hope that lessons can still be learned through observation.

    WARNING: you will not feel unicorns and rainbows after watching this film. THANK GOD. Our world is embarrassing. Thanks for getting my attention 25 April. Hope you break through.
    P.s I apologize I’m just sick of watching people freak out about twitter. This will happen again. Let’s learn from it.

  6. Mark says:

    Winner, hands down, is The Red Turtle.

    Nothing else even comes close.

    • Ray says:

      I will make sure to reference this movie when I get stranded on an island. The only thing that comes close to this movie is life of pie and castaway – clearly an original idea.

    • tashchristie says:

      25 April should definately be a finalist. Such a clever, poignant and moving film. I didn’t think animation could be so emotional and I loved the way it melded documentary and animation in such a memorable way.

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