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Thursday, November 18, 2010

83rd Academy Awards – Animated Feature Films Shortlist


A few days ago the Academy announced the fifteen (15) feature films that have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature category and here they are.

Alpha and Omega, Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck, USA and India
Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Lawrence Guterman, USA and Australia
Despicable Me, Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, USA
The Dreams of Jinsha, China
How to Train Your Dragon, Dean DeBlois and Chirs Sanders, USA
Idiots and Angels, Bill Plympton, USA
The Illusionist, Sylvain Chomet, UK and France
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Zack Snyder, USA and Australia
Megamind, Tom McGrath, USA
My Dog Tulip, Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, USA
Shrek Forever After, Mike Mitchell, USA
Summer Wars, Mamoru Hosada, Japan
Tangled, Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, USA
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, Bradley Raymond, USA

Some of you probably remember that I’m not fond of animated films, so it’s no surprise that I have seen only one from the above list and didn’t like it much! I’m talking about Toy Story 3 that everybody loved (except me) and surely will be one of the three that will be nominated. As we know with fifteen films the Academy rules says that there could be only 3 nominated and from 16 above there could be five (5) nominated.

Nevertheless, there are four films that have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run and one of them is the only one I’m really looking forward to watch, The Illusionist by Sylvain Chomet that did the outstanding Les Triplettes de Belleville. I hope filmmakers comply with the rule in time so film can be considered as I imagine will be as good as mentioned film. The other three films are The Dreams of Jinsha, Summer Wars and Tangled.

After checking films I’m glad the Academy is considering films that are not only American and got curious about the India co-production and probably will watch Despicable Me eventually.

To read press release at the Academy official site go here.

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