Oscars 2021 qualified films Oscars 2021 qualified films

Earlier this week, The Wrap published a list of the 27 animated features that have so far qualified for this year’s Oscars.

We’ve verified the list, which is remarkably long for a year of badly disrupted film releases. While 27 isn’t quite a record — last year saw 32 features qualify — we should note that the list isn’t necessarily final: these are the films that have been added to Academy members’ screening room to date, and more could theoretically follow. There isn’t much time for that, though, as preliminary voting ends on February 5.

In any case, we’ve spent much time over the past 12 months watching, pondering, and writing about the qualified features. With the list now taking shape, we’ve rounded up our past coverage of the films — almost all of them have been featured on the site before. Dive in…

Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

Read our commentary on the film.

Bombay Rose

Read our review of the film, and our interview with director Gitanjali Rao about her favorite software.

"Bombay Rose"
“Bombay Rose”
Calamity

Read our commentary on the film (and its spin-off series), and our interview with Rémi Chayé in which he discusses the project in its early days.

The Croods: A New Age

Read our review of the film, and our latest report on its box-office performance.

Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train

Read our reports on the film’s record-breaking opening, its ascent to the top of the all-time Japanese box office, and the moment when it was finally dislodged from the #1 spot at the weekly box office.

"Demon Slayer" movie
“Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train”
Dreambuilders

This Danish animated feature is the only film on the list that we have yet to cover.

Earwig and the Witch

Read our commentary on the film’s first trailer.

Kill It and Leave This Town

Read our interview with director Mariusz Wilczyński.

Lupin III: The First

Read our review of the film, and our interview with animation supervisor Tomokazu Sakamoto and rigging supervisor Tatsuya Akagi.

Mosley

Read our interview with writer-director Kirby Atkins.

“Mosley”
My Favorite War

Read our interview with writer-director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen.

The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks

Read our commentary on the film.

No. 7 Cherry Lane

Read our commentary on the film.

"No.7 Cherry Lane"
“No. 7 Cherry Lane”
On-Gaku: Our Sound

Read our interview with writer-director Kenji Iwaisawa.

Onward

Read our reports on the film’s theatrical opening and later shift to streaming, our article about its cinematography, and our coverage of a strange legal case concerning the production.

Over the Moon

Read our review of the film, our report on its theatrical opening in China, and our coverage of an analysis of its visual language. Cartoon Brew also partnered with the new event platform INBTWN Animation to launch a video conversation with the film’s director Glen Keane.

Over the Moon
“Over the Moon”
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs

Read a sponsored post which contains an interview with the film’s producer Sujin Hwang, then check out our reports on its successful run in Spain.

Ride Your Wave

Read our commentary on the film.

Scoob!

Read our interview with production designer Michael Kurinsky, our round-up of the film’s reviews, and our list of the Easter eggs we spotted in it. Then listen to our podcast interview with Tony Cervone and Bill Haller, the film’s director and animation supervisor.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Read our round-up of the film’s reviews.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”
Soul

Read our review of the film, and our report on the film’s theatrical opening in China. Then check out our coverage of producer Dana Murray’s comments on the decision to have Black characters.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Read our commentary on the film’s first trailer, and our report on the film’s unorthodox release.

Terra Willy

Watch an early peek from this French-produced cg feature back when it was presented at Cartoon Movie.

Trolls World Tour

Read our interview with director Walt Dohrn, and our reports on the film’s groundbreaking streaming release in most markets. Then check out a sponsored post in which the crew discuss the creation of the film’s sets.

A Whisker Away

Read our commentary on the film.

"A Whisker Away"
“A Whisker Away”
The Willoughbys

Read our interview with director Kris Pearn and production designer Kyle McQueen (which contains exclusive behind-the-scenes artwork).

Wolfwalkers

Read our review of the film, and our reports on its work-in-progress presentation at last year’s Annecy and its awards success so far. Then rewatch the film’s first trailer, which we exclusively premiered back in 2017 — the differences from the finished film are interesting to see.

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Alex Dudok de Wit

Alex Dudok de Wit

Alex Dudok de Wit is Associate Editor of Cartoon Brew.

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