Oscar Disqualifies Princess & Frog Score

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disqualified Disney’s The Princess and the Frog from the Best Original Score Oscar race.

A statement released by the group states that the animated film was found by the Music Branch Executive Committee to violate an Academy rule that states ‘scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.’

The movie features music by Randy Newman that is heavy on jazz.

Four songs in the film remain eligible in the song category, according to the Academy’s statement.