Twenty-five animated features have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in a bid to earn their way onto the Oscars shortlist for Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards due to be held on 24th February 2019.
Announced via the Academy itself today (24th October 2018), the list of prospects for the 2019 award include studio heavyweights Incredibles 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3 as well as independent features like Isle of Dogs and a string of films yet to be released, including Pixar’s hotly anticipated Wreck-It Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet.
The full list is as follows:
- Ana y Bruno
- Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
- Early Man
- Have a Nice Day
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
- Incredibles 2
- Isle of Dogs
- The Laws of the Universe – Part I
- Liz and the Blue Bird
- Lu over the Wall
- Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
- The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
- On Happiness Road
- Ralph Breaks the Internet
- Ruben Brandt, Collector
- Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
- Sherlock Gnomes
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- Tall Tales
- Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
- Tito and the Birds
Netflix did not qualify their animated films Next Gen and White Fang, meanwhile the UK box office’s 2nd highest grossing animated film of the year (and 6th highest grosser overall) Peter Rabbit also didn’t make the cut.
All entries into the Animated Feature category are eligible for the Academy’s Best Picture category. The full list of final Oscars nominees will be announced on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.