The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 19 features have been submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 86th Academy Awards.
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features will have to fulfill the theatrical release requirements before they can advance in the voting process.
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
The Legend of Sarila
A Letter to Momo
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion
Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury
The Smurfs 2
The Wind Rises
Films submitted in the animated feature film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including best picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
The list of final nominees will be announced on Jan. 16.