There’s 21 Films Submitted for the Best Animated Feature Oscar This Year…And You Probably Know Half of Them

Before we get into it, here’s the full list of the films submitted:

  • Adventures in Zambezia’
  • ‘Brave’
  • ‘Delhi Safari’
  • ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’
  • ‘Frankenweenie’
  • ‘From Up on Poppy Hill’
  • ‘Hey Krishna’
  • ‘Hotel Transylvania’
  • ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’
  • ‘A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman’
  • ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’
  • ‘The Mystical Laws’
  • ‘The Painting’
  • ‘ParaNorman’
  • ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’
  • ‘The Rabbi’s Cat’
  • ‘Rise of the Guardians’
  • ‘Secret of the Wings’
  • ‘Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas’
  • ‘Wreck-It Ralph’
  • “‘Zarafa’

So the nominees we expected are certainly there—the Pixar sure things, the Dreamworks maybes, and the Sony/Fox’s “Fuck it, let’s submit them anyways.”  But the strangest thing about this list I think is that so damn many of them are foreign films.  Typically you have 5-8 foreign films that no ones heard about slip into the running but, this year, there are 11.  Which means that the amount of foreign films eclipse the amount of domestic films.  Whether or not that will be present in the nominations themselves is anyones guess but still, odd trend.  I guess other countries are really starting to hammer down on the animation, huh?

Whatever the case, we’ll find out who makes the final ballot of five on January 10, 2013, and we’ll see who is eventually crowned the winner on February 23, 2013.