Oscars: Academy Lists Record Number Of Animated Feature Hopefuls

Erik Pedersen
Deadline

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said today that a record 27 films have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards. They are:

The Angry Birds Movie
April and the Extraordinary World
Bilal
Finding Dory
Ice Age: Collision Course
Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Little Prince
Long Way North
Miss Hokusai
Moana
Monkey King: Hero Is Back
Mune
Mustafa & the Magician
My Life as a Zucchini
Phantom Boy
The Red Turtle
Sausage Party
The Secret Life of Pets
Sing
Snowtime!
Storks
Trolls
25 April
Your Name
Zootopia

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run.  Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.  Depending on the number of films that qualify, two to five nominees may be voted.  Sixteen or more films must qualify for the maximum of five nominees to be voted.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced January 24, and the trophies will be handed out February 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. ABC will air the ceremony live coast-to-coast.

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