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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.
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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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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.