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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:44 am 
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Oscar for Best Animated Feature 2013


As per Academy rules, 8 to 12 eligible films are required for a field of three nominees, 13 to 15 for a field of four, and 16 or more for a field of five. The highest number of submissions since the inception of the category was 21 in 2012.


The eligible features for the 2014 Academy Awards are the following.

01. Big Hero 6
02. Cheatin'
03. How to Train Your Dragon 2
04. Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
05. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
06. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
07. Penguins of Madagascar
08. Planes: Fire & Rescue
09. Postman Pat: The Movie
10. Rio 2
11. Rocks in My Pockets
12. Song of the Sea
13. The Book of Life
14. The Boxtrolls
15. The Hero of Color City
16. The Lego Movie
17. The Nut Job
18. The Pirate Fairy
19. The Tale of Princess Kaguya
20. Thunder and the House of Magic
21. Yellowbird


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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S. starting on August 05, 2014 but not an Oscar-qualifying run.

Henry & Me will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S. starting on August 18, 2014 but not an Oscar-qualifying run.

K Missing Kings will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S. starting on July 18, 2014 but not an Oscar-qualifying run.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S. starting on September 27, 2014 but not an Oscar-qualifying run.

Paddington which will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2014 may not be eligible since it is a CG/live-action hybrid.

Patema Inverted will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S. starting on August 29, 2014 but not an Oscar-qualifying run.

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie which will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S. starting on August 29, 2014 is not eligible as it was released outside the U.S. in 2012.

Slugterra: Return of the Elementals will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S. starting on August 02, 2014 but not an Oscar-qualifying run.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which will be released in the U.S. on August 08, 2014 may not be eligible since it is a CG/live-action hybrid. It also employs performance capture and according to the Academy "motion capture by itself is not an animation technique."

The Boxcar Children received a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on August 16, 2014 but not an Oscar-qualifying run.

The Congress which will be released in the U.S. on August 29, 2014 is not eligible as only 70% of its running time contains animation. Per Academy rules, animation must be featured in at least 75% of a film's running time to be considered eligible. It will be released online and on demand prior to its theatrical release on July 24 which also renders it ineligible.

The Magic Snowflake has secured U.S. distribution but it is unknown whether it will be released theatrically in 2014.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:57 am 
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The LEGO Movie certainly seems like a likely contender. If How to Train Your Dragon 2 is even close to as well-received as its predecessor and if Big Hero 6 and Boxtrolls continue the high mark of quality of their respective studios, those have a strong shot, too. Mr Peabody & Sherman could also get in. The others will likely depend on their reviews. The Nut Job and The Pirate Fairy already have no shot. I've actually heard really good things about Foosball coming out of its South American release. If the Weinsteins don't muck up the dubbing, it could wind up being their first Animated Feature nominee.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:05 am 
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2014 is a strong year for domestic animated films so I doubt any foreign ones will get nominated. I'm hoping The Tale of Princess Kaguya will somehow make it, even if it's a long shot.

My prediction:

Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:31 am 
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I'd rather see The Lego Movie win than a sequel to that overrated steaming pile of SHIT known as How to Train Your Dragon, but I still didn't love it as much as most people :(

I hope Big Hero 6 or The Boxtrolls do well and pull off a surprise win. Even without seeing them, nothing else on that list stands a chance as far as I'm concerned, though I am intrigued by Book of Life considering it involves Dia de Los Muertos.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:23 pm 
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Song of the Sea should stand a chance as the token foreign film. It looks beautiful so far.


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Lady Cluck wrote:
I'd rather see The Lego Movie win than a sequel to that overrated steaming pile of SHIT known as How to Train Your Dragon

Am I the only one feeling deja vu here?

I'm guessing The Lego Movie will win, but if people are receptive to BH6, it could get the ball rolling for Disney in the same vein as Pixar winning for years after they stopped deserving it. Unless HTTYD2 is amazing, somehow I doubt it'll win, although I'm sure it'll be nominated.

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so i was looking up some of the less familar movies here:
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/ink-pix ... on-preview
and on Google. Some thoughts:

Song of the Sea- I have heard of this one for a while now, by the guys who made Secret of Kells(a movie that I still have waiting in my Netflix queue). All I know is... selkies! Im there!

The Box Trolls- I saw the trailer for this during Frozen & thought it was cute, but then i saw a still with a bunch of victorian dressed folk & am now looking more forward to it. Im just a sucker for that era & asthetic...

Home- sounds a lot like Lilo & Stitch... Sheldon as an alien.... Rhianna. yep, looks like typical Dreamworks.

Jack & the Cuckoo Clock Heart- see Boxtrolls, love the aesthetic/period. But wow do those human characters look CREEPY!!! Is this gonna be mo-cap?

Underdogs- um this is that weird one from Argentina with the little foosball players & some human guy who wants to join their team, :lol: could be lame or cute, very Pixarish concept...


Congress- OMG this looks amazing! and its 2d! wow see this is where the future of 2d might be headed. As more niche experimental/indie stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:36 pm 
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My early predictions:

Big Hero 6
The Book of Life (I could see Princess of Kaguya or another foreign film replacing this)
The Boxtrolls
How To Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

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MovieMan995 wrote:
My early predictions

We have the same predictions! :D

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love it! look at all the steampunky-ness! their heads still creep me out but its beautiful. Dude with the eyepatch is hot. :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7VHN4hGlk4

this is amazing! ok so the 2d isnt Lion King but still, 2d! anyone else getting a Cool World vibe from it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOF1qYYHV48

and here's Song of the Sea:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2aDh05nqMI

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Assuming five nominees...

The LEGO Movie should be a shoo-in.

And unless any of the following domestic films bomb critically, I see them all getting nominations pretty easily:

How to Train Your Dragon 2
Boxtrolls
Big Hero 6

As for The Book of Life, it seems promising in many ways, but I see it as a big question mark at this point. If it is a strong film, I can see this taking the fifth slot, effectively shutting out any foreign films.

Possible foreign contenders:

The Tale of Princess Kaguya - Ghibli, legendary director in Japanese animation, excellent critical reception
Foosball - a big hit in Latin America, famous director, Weinstein is giving it a fairly wide release
Song of the Sea - director had previous nomination with Secret of Kells

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart looks amazing as well, but I don't see it having a chance.


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Yeah, I think MovieMan995 is going to be correct with the winner being Boxtrolls

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is there any footage out for Book of Life yet?

do the new academy rules of opening the voting in the animation category to everyone include the voting for nominations as well? I hope not b/c that means it will be highly unlikely that anything 2d or foreign will ever get nominated. :(

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Lady Cluck wrote:
I'd rather see The Lego Movie win than a sequel to that overrated steaming pile of SHIT known as How to Train Your Dragon...


Oh, come on. How dare you? :(


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do the new academy rules of opening the voting in the animation category to everyone include the voting for nominations as well? I hope not b/c that means it will be highly unlikely that anything 2d or foreign will ever get nominated. :(

Nope, it's just for the winners. I don't think they will ever open up the nominating to everybody in the Academy as that pretty much defeats the purpose of having individual branches.

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Awesome! I saw The Secret of Kells on Itunes and it was awesome! I can't to see this with or without an oscar nomination.


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Lady Cluck wrote:
I'd rather see The Lego Movie win than a sequel to that overrated steaming pile of SHIT known as How to Train Your Dragon, but I still didn't love it as much as most people :(



I would agree with you, though at the same time I feel like you're not being genuine here and just trolling.

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I hope Big Hero 6 or The Boxtrolls do well and pull off a surprise win.


Same here.

Plus The Boxtrolls is looking really adorable <3


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I'm a big fan of How to Train Your Dragon, but I agree that it is a tad overrated. It's definitely a story that has been done to death. Yet, it is a very well-crafted film that is touching and heart-warming, with a very well-developed relationship between the two main characters at the heart of the film. And the soundtrack is exhilarating.

I'm really excited for the sequel. The visuals are a vast improvement over the first (which didn't look nearly as good as Toy Story 3, Tangled, or even DreamWorks' own Shrek Forever After from the same year). I'm also quite intrigued by the fact that they're pushing the story forward by five years, allowing the main characters to age (and hopefully mature). The trailers so far have got me sold, and early reactions seem great.

I really think this year is showing lots of promise--on the domestic front, Dragon 2, Boxtrolls, Big Hero 6, The Book of Life are all on my watchlist as of now. And while DreamWorks' Home repulsed me with those character designs, the short film that was released last month has me intrigued.

On the international side, while most of these were released last year in their countries of origin, Princess Kaguya, Foosball, Song of the Sea, and Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart are also very high on my list. Ghibli also has When Marnie Was There coming in Japan this year.


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I'm a big fan of How to Train Your Dragon, but I agree that it is a tad overrated. It's definitely a story that has been done to death. Yet, it is a very well-crafted film that is touching and heart-warming, with a very well-developed relationship between the two main characters at the heart of the film. And the soundtrack is exhilarating.

I couldn't agree more!


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Lady Cluck wrote:
ce1ticmoon wrote:
I'm a big fan of How to Train Your Dragon, but I agree that it is a tad overrated. It's definitely a story that has been done to death. Yet, it is a very well-crafted film that is touching and heart-warming, with a very well-developed relationship between the two main characters at the heart of the film. And the soundtrack is exhilarating.

I couldn't agree more!

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