Oscar Selections Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today released the list of animated films eligible for competition in the 75th Academy Award ceremony. The executive committee of the Short Films and Feature Animation branch has approved the following 17 films for inclusion in the race for Best Animated Feature Film. The field will be significantly narrowed when nominations are announced on Feb. 11 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific time. Under the rules for the category, a maximum of five films can be nominated.

Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights

Alibaba & the Forty Thieves

Eden

El bosque animado (The Living Forest)

Hey Arnold! The Movie

Ice Age

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

Lilo & Stitch

Mutant Aliens

The Powerpuff Girls Movie

The Princess and the Pea

Return to Never Land

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Spirited Away

Stuart Little 2

Treasure Planet

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Missing from the list are the popular anime offerings Metropolis, from director Rintaro, and Bandai’s Escaflowne. Those films failed to meet requirements due to theatrical release timing.