So, the Academy has announced that 20 films are qualified as contenders to be nominated for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award in the upcoming 87th Academy Awards ceremony. Due to there being 20, 5 of these films will actually make the nominations list. Which 5 do you think should make the list?
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
Henry and Me
The Hero of Color City
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
The LEGO Movie
Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Penguins of Madagascar
The Pirate Fairy
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Rocks in My Pockets
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
My picks are Big Hero 6, The LEGO Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, and Song of the Sea.
20 thoughts on “The 87th Academy Awards Considers 20 Films For ‘Best Animated Feature’ Nominations!”
Tough one. Ones I’m confident on is Lego, Big Hero 6, and HTTYD 2. Then Boxtrolls and Mr. Peabody and Sherman? Book of life? Haven’t even heard of a lot of them.
Yeah, those 3 are my confident ones to. I recommend looking at the trailers of all the films, even the ones that aren’t quite famous.
‘Rocks in my Pockets’ is like one of the freakiest-looking animated films from the trailer, lol.
Wow. I forgot about some of these films. I certainly want HTTYD 2 and Big Hero 6. Maybe even The Lego Movie. It looks like a good line up, still.
Yeah, I agree with those 3 at least.
I agree on your picks…well, if Big Hero 6 is really as good as everybody says.
Yeah, we can’t say yet until we’ve seen it.
I really like the animation in ‘Henry and Me’ though. It looks so rich, from the trailer.
How to Train Your Dragon along with The LEGO Movie good chance and Big Hero Six if it has good reviews. They might also put in The Boxtrolls.
I really hope the Lego movie does not win. It did not really add anything new, and was an overly generic film, though it had its good moments.
I personally thought ‘The LEGO Movie’ was really good, used its animation superbly and its humor well. It’s actually on my favorite non-Disney animated films list!
It is good, but I just think they should have given the characters more depth. He is generic./and he is fine with being generic instead of going through some actual growth? It was just a bit hallow to me.
In a way, it shows that being generic in itself can be positive and one doesn’t need to be stupendous all the time.
Wow, I am really late to this. Haven’t been on WordPress in a few days (thanks school).
Well, I agree with everyone else. I don’t now about the foreign films, but I agree with the top three. This year was definitely a mixed bag when it comes to animated films. There is a lot that were good, and a lot that were bad.
Don’t worry, school comes first!
I’d recommend watching all the trailers for all these films. They can all be found on Youtube. Some of these animated films look…interesting.
I haven’t seen many of these, but I’d root for Big Hero 6 (based off what I’ve heard about it), The Lego Movie, and How To Train Your Dragon 2.
Definitely those 3!
I am confident that it will be Big Hero 6, How to Train your Dragon 2, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
Rounding out the five nominations will likely be the Lego Movie and either the Boxtrolls or Book of Life.
Judging by the early reviews, The winner is probably going to be The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Especially considering they shafted Mr. Miyazaki last year.
Update to my prediction: I hadn’t realized that “Song of the Sea” is made by the same team that did “The Secret of Kells.” I’m amending my prediction to include Song of the Sea based on that fact alone.
Yeah, that’s one reason why I included ‘Song of the Sea’ in my picks.
Once the nominees come out, then I’ll make my winners predictions.
Now I have seen all but 5. Will try to find those 5 and post my ranking but just saw Song of the Sea- blown away. Only 2 on list I actively didn’t like which we’ve discussed.