19 Animated Films Submitted For the Academy Awards Shortlist

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Well, the official list of animated films of the year have been sent to the Academy Awards board in an effort to get the list down to 3 or 5 nominations. So if you were able to cast your vote, which of the following films would you like to see officially nominated for next year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Feature? You can choose either 3 films or 5 films. Here is the list of choices:

1- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
2- The Croods
3- Despicable Me 2
4- Epic
5- Ernest and Celestine
6- The Fake
7- Free Birds
8- Frozen
9- Khumba
10- The Legend of Sarila
11- A Letter to Momo
12- Monsters University
13- O Apóstolo
14- Planes
15- Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie — Rebellion
16- Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury
17- The Smurfs 2
18- Turbo
19- The Wind Rises

My nominations would be “Frozen”, “Monsters University”, and “Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury”. And I would want “Frozen” to win!

22 thoughts on “19 Animated Films Submitted For the Academy Awards Shortlist”

  1. Honestly, it has been a very dim year for animation…I guess Monsters University is the best of what has been released yet. My whole hope is on Frozen…according to some people who have seen an early screening and gave a spoiler free assessment it is a good movie. Finally. So unless there is some hidden gem under the titles I don’t know, I stick to those two.

    1. It really has been. I wish I joined the animation fan world last year, since it was such an exciting year. I have only seen MU, Croods, and Turbo (working on review) this year, and I can honestly only consider MU. I highly doubt DMe 2 is Oscar worthy, and the others do not seem good. The Frozen Fever on Fanpop is annoying, and got me less excited about it. The early screening people say it is good, but it could be mediocre too.

  2. The Academy’s rules are so that whenever we have more than 16 submissions, we get five nominees. So unless some of these movies get disqualified (it could easily happen with Smurfs 2 since it has large live-action portions), there will be five nominees.

    I also think this is a pretty weak year for animation, well, as far as mainstream US movies are concern (i haven’t seen any of the foreign films). But I am very excited for Frozen and The Wind Rises, I hope they both turn out great!

    1. Dumb laptop. Anyways, I saw the DreamWorks films and NEITHER are Oscar worthy, and the others from what I have researched are bad. I am not looking forward to watching all of these films for my Best and Worst of 2013 list.

  3. Frozen has promise, but – so far – I would only nominate Monsters University and Despicable Me 2…though, honestly, neither are Oscar worthy. Weak year for animated films.

  4. To be honest, I haven’t seen any of these films — all of the animation I’ve been watching has been 2D and web-based over the past year. That’s the format that my own animated piece uses, and perhaps that’s the reason for my bias.

  5. It seems that everyone is disappointed in the animated movies of 2013. Can’t say I disagree. And this may be an unpopular opinion but Frozen looks a bit dumb to me. I’ll still see it, of course, but I don’t have high hopes.

    1. The trailer DO look dumb, but so did the ones to Tangled. People who have seen the movie already say that it is even better than Tangled. Someone even went so far to call it the new Beauty and the Beast.

      1. I was actually one of the few that though Tangled was just OK (I’m just full of unpopular opinions today, aren’t I?) but I sincerely hope that this Beauty and the Beast claim is true and not just a tagline to sell DVDs.

      2. You have full right to be negative. I don’t mind negativity at all. It’s when people start hurting each other through personal insults in the comments, then that’s going too far, lol. But thankfully, nobody’s done that yet.

        And like I said, you’re not the only person not looking forward to “Frozen”.

        I too was one of the people who thought “Tangled” was OK, and not spectacular.

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