Saturday, November 03, 2012

85th Academy Awards Animated Features Submissions

Yesterday AMPAS announced that 21 films were submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category. Shortlist could bring surprises as several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs.

We have to remember that submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category's other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

These are the submitted films.

Adventures in Zambezia, Wayne Thornley, South Africa
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson and Ben Timlett, UK
Brave, Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell, USA
Delhi Safari, Nikhil Advani, India
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda, USA
Frankenweenie, Tim Burton, USA
Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, USA
Ice Age Continental Drift, Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, USA
Kokuriko-zaka kara (From Up on Poppy Hill), Goro Miyazaki, Japan
Krishna Aur Kans (Hey Krishna), Vikram Veturi, India
Le chat du rabbin (The Rabbi's Cat), Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar, France and Austria
Le Noël de Walter et Tandoori (Walter & Tandoori's Christmas), Sylvain Viau, Canada
Le tableau (The Painting), Jean-François Laguionie, France and Belgium
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon, USA
ParaNorman, Chris Butler and Sam Fell, USA
Rise of the Guardians, Peter Ramsey, USA
Secret of the Wings, Roberts Gannaway and Peggy Holmes, USA
Shinpi no hô (The Mystical Laws), Isamu Imakake, Japan
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (aka The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Peter Lord, UK and USA
Wreck-It Ralph, Rich Moore, USA
Zarafa, Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie, France and Belgium

Not a category I particularly like but to my surprise and after watching trailers there are a couple that call my attention, both are French productions. Nice to find in the submissions films from other than USA countries, but after learning today the European Film Awards nominations wonder why Arrugas and Alois Nebel were not submitted, then maybe is because are not targeted to children as most of the submitted films are. Sigh.

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