The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received 15 submissions for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film category, meaning three films will be nominated for the Oscar.
The fifteen qualifying films are:
- Alpha and Omega
- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
- Despicable Me
- The Dreams of Jinsha
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Idiots and Angels
- The Illusionist
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
- My Dog Tulip
- Shrek Forever After
- Summer Wars
- Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
- Toy Story 3
Of these films, four — The Dreams of Jinsha, The Illusionist, Summer Wars and Tangled — have yet to have their qualifying theatrical run. Tangled is set for release Nov. 24, The Illusionist on Dec. 25, Summer Wars has a qualifying run set for December and a similar release is expected for The Dreams of Jinsha.
Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon are widely expected to take two of the slots, leaving the third nomination open for any number of scenarios.
The nominations will be announced Jan. 25, with the winners announced at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27.