Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®.
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
- “Big Hero 6”
- “The Book of Life”
- “The Boxtrolls”
- “Giovanni’s Island”
- “Henry & Me”
- “The Hero of Color City”
- “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
- “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”
- “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”
- “The Lego Movie”
- “Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants”
- “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
- “Penguins of Madagascar”
- “The Pirate Fairy”
- “Planes: Fire & Rescue”
- “Rio 2”
- “Rocks in My Pockets”
- “Song of the Sea”
- “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.
Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.