Twenty feature animated movies have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards®. However seven movies have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run, and they are indicated with (*). Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and meet all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. Under the rules for this category, a maximum of five features can be nominated in a year in which the field of eligible entries numbers at least 16.
The 20 movies that have jumped the first hurdle are:
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (*)
A Town Called Panic (*)
Battle for Terra
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Disney's A Christmas Carol
Fantastic Mr. Fox (*)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Mary and Max
Monsters vs. Aliens
Planet 51 (*)
The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer (*)
The Missing Lynx
The Princess and the Frog (*)
The Secret of Kells (*)
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
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The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 2 February 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, 7 March 2010, 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.