By Linda Ge and Steve Pond The number of submissions paves the way for a full slate of five nominees once again Twenty films have been submitted for the Best Animated Feature category at the 2014 Academy Awards, which should lead the way to a full slate of five nominees for the fourth consecutive year. The category was created for the 2001 Oscars — and for the first 10 years of its existence, it only had five nominees twice, in 2002 and 2009. The eight other years, it had only three nominees.
Big Hero 6 is a superteam in the Marvel Comics universe. They technically first appeared in Sunfire and Big Hero 6 #1 (September 1998), though they were created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in the pages of Alpha Flight, volume 2. That issue sparked interest in a mini-series which Seagle and Rouleau did not have time to create, thus Scott Lobdell and Gus Vasquez were assigned the mini-series. Scheduling issues resulted in the mini-series appearing before Alpha Flight #17, though the Alpha Flight issue was chronologically their first appearance in the Marvel Universe.