The qualified Oscar nominees have been announced. Nineteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards.
The 19 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
The Legend of Sarila
A Letter to Momo
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion
Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury
The Smurfs 2
The Wind Rises
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. 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. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.
Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network.
Here are several trailers for some of the mystery films that have qualified but have yet to fulfill their qualifying L.A. theatrical release:
The trailer for The Fake (Director: Yeon Sang-ho; Korean)
The trailer for O Apostolo (Director: Fernando Cortizo; Spain)
The trailer for Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie - Rebellion (Director: Akiyuki Shimbou; Japan)
The trailer for Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury (Director: Luiz Bolognesi; Brazil)