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 review of the film, and our interview with director Gitanjali Rao about her favorite software.
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.
This Danish animated feature is the only film on the list that we have yet to cover.
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.
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.
Read our interview with director Kris Pearn and production designer Kyle McQueen (which contains exclusive behind-the-scenes artwork).
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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