21 Animated Films Submitted for Oscars Consideration

The Oscars time is soon to come upon us! The 85th Academy Awards are scheduled to be held on February 24, 2013. So, naturally it’s only likely that films are soon to be submitted for consideration and voting by the Academy to be included in the hallowed nominations list.

And one category to have its contenders decided is the “Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.” 21 animated feature films from around the world have been submitted and with that amount, we may have up to 5 of them battling for the trophy. We’ll have to wait until January 10, 2013 to discover which 5 they’ll be, but let’s take a look at the 21 films submitted. Just to let you know, I have not yet seen many of these films, so my descriptions will be based on available plot summaries:

1) Adventures in Zambezia

Also known as Zambezia, we see that this computer-animated film was made in South Africa; actually we’ll see that a few of these films are from outside the USA. In this film, a young falcon leaves his home in the desert to discover action and adventure in the city of Zambezia.

2) Brave

Of course we have Disney-Pixar’s entry in the competition in which a young Scottish princess defies a custom and brings upon her kingdom a curse; one that she’ll have to muster up her bravery to undo. 

3) Delhi Safari

We get to one of India’s 2 entries in this category, this one being the first Indian stereoscopic 3D animated film. In this film, a monkey, bear, leopards, and other forest animals decide to go to the Indian Parliament and protest against the people’s destruction of their habitats and homes.

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“Wreck-It Ralph” Wrecks Competition

Well, Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” is the obvious victor of this weekend’s box office with an incredible $49.1 million! The critics are also agog with glee and pure commendation of the film (hence its mention on this blog, lol); a rare feat for current Disney! Does this predicted success of “Wreck-It Ralph” indicate a 2nd rise of Disney Animation i.e. a 2nd Renaissance per se? If so, where did it start from? Would “Tangled” be considered the starting point of this era of critic and common folk support and praise? Or would one consider the post-Pixar acquisition films as the starting point, i.e. “Bolt”? Whatever the case, “Wreck-It Ralph” is certainly on my list of films to see!

Hello Animation Fans!

Hey fellow readers! I’m extremely new to blogging, as this is my first blog. I’ve always wanted to do something like this, but am still a bit nervous about how this is all going to work. I’ve always wanted to share my love of animated films (with a strong bias towards Disney films) with fellow animated film lovers and fanatics and I think this is the best way to do that. So, have patience with me and I hope you’ll enjoy your viewing at “The Animation Commendation”!