For the 84th Annual Academy Awards, eighteen films have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category, four of which belong in Disney’s stable: Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, Touchstone Pictures’ Gnomeo & Juliet, ImageMover Digital’s Mars Needs Moms and Winnie the Pooh from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The films submitted by other studios include: The Adventures of Tintin, Alois Nebel, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Arthur Christmas, A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita, Happy Feet Two, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, Rango, Rio, The Smurfs, and Wrinkles.
In order to be considered, each film must satisfy a theatrical run requirement in Los Angeles within the calendar year, which several of the submitted films have yet to do. At least eight submitted films must meet such requirements in order for the category to be activated by The Academy.
Submitting a film for the best Animated Feature Film does not preclude it from being submitted to other categories for which it may be eligible, including Best Picture.
The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.