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Academy Considering Twenty-One Animated Features

Who? Who will win the Oscar this year, at the 85th Academy Awards? Hey Krishna? The Mystical Laws? Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas?

Maybe – or maybe Pixar’s Brave, Sony’s Hotel Transylvania, or Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph will be among the final nominees. Today, the Academy announced the twenty-one features which have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category. Five will be selected for nomination.

Listed in alphabetical order by title (click on highlighted title to see trailer), they are:

Adventures in Zambezia
Delhi Safari
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
From Up on Poppy Hill
Hey Krishna
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Ice Age Continental Drift”
A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
The Mystical Laws
The Painting
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
The Rabbi’s Cat
“Rise of the Guardians”
Secret of the Wings
Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. 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. The nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10th, 2013, at 8:30am EST/5:30am PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The winners will be announced on Sunday, February 24th, 2013.

Which ones do you think will be nominated?

(Thanks, Janet Hoffman)