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Oscar Watch: Hopes High for Five Animated Feature Nominations; GKIDS To Qualify Four Films

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 28, 2012 at 4:29PM

In many ways the fate of the Oscar animation race rests on a little distribution company called GKIDS. Why? Because whether there will be more than 13 or more than 16 feature films qualifying in 2012 determines how many nominees there will be.

1. "Rise of the Guardians" (DreamWorks)

2. "Brave" (Disney/Pixar)

3. "Frankenweenie" (Disney)

4.  "From Up on Poppy Hill" (GKIDs)

5. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (DreamWorks)

6. "Wreck-It Ralph" (Disney)
7. "ParaNorman" (Focus Features)
8. "Zarafa" (France, GKIDS)
9. "The Rabbi's Cat" (France, GKIDS)

10. "Le Tableau" (France, GKIDS)

11. "Hotel Transylvania" (Columbia)
12.  "The Lorax" (Illumination/Universal)
13.  "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (Columbia)
14. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (Blue Sky/20th Century Fox)

15. "Arjun: The Warrior Prince" (Disney)

16.  "Secret of the Wings" (Disney)

17. "A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman" (Brainstorm Media- Toronto acquisitions title)

18. "The Suicide Shop" (Toronto acquisition title)
19.   "Pablo" (no current US distribution)
20. "Dorothy of Oz" (no current US distribution)
21.  "Zambezia" (no current US distribution)

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