25 Animated Features Submitted For 2018 Oscar Race

The Press Release:
Twenty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Ana y Bruno”
“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”
“Early Man”
“Fireworks”
“Have a Nice Day”
“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“The Laws of the Universe – Part I”
“Liz and the Blue Bird”
“Lu over the Wall”
“MFKZ”
“Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms”
“Mirai”
“The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl”
“On Happiness Road”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Ruben Brandt, Collector”
“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero”
“Sherlock Gnomes”
“Smallfoot”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“Tall Tales”
“Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”
“Tito and the Birds”

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. 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. Sixteen or more films must qualify for the maximum of five nominees to be voted. Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The 91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Right off the bat I am going to be rallying for the superhero stuff like “Incredibles 2”, “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” and “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies” since they help the comic book culture that I support so earnestly over on PiercingMetal’s Comics narratives. Only “Spider-Man” has yet to come out but the other two did rather well at the box office according to what I have read. I’m also going to send the energy out to “Dr. Suess’ The Grinch”, “Smallfoot” and “Ralph Breaks The Internet” since I loved the trailers that were showcased for them. Readers who’d like to peruse any content that has been posted here on “The Chronicles” about those films that I have cited can click their respective names to launch a tag query on a new browser tab. What films in this list of animated awesome do you want to come home with an Academy Award? Chime in down below in the comments section.

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