The race for noms is open and could orchestrate surprises.
Of the year's 10 top-grossing films, three fit what the Academy celebrates via its 13-years-young animated feature category: "Despicable Me 2," "Monsters University" and "The Croods."
With 19 films vying for five slots in the animated feature race, the following have attracted the most business and acclaim.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Weekend:$24.5M
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 22Weekend:$16.6M
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy3Weekend:$8.0M Disney
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