Fourteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 81st Academy Awards.
The 14 submitted features are:
â€œDr. Seussâ€™ Horton Hears a Who!â€
â€œFly Me to the Moonâ€
â€œKung Fu Pandaâ€
â€œMadagascar: Escape 2 Africaâ€
â€œThe Sky Crawlersâ€
â€œSword of the Strangerâ€
â€œThe Tale of Despereauxâ€
â€œWaltz with Bashirâ€
â€œBolt,â€ â€œDelgo,â€ â€œDragon Hunters,â€ â€œ$9.99,â€ â€œThe Sky Crawlers,â€ â€œThe Tale of Despereauxâ€ and â€œWaltz with Bashirâ€ have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and meet all of the categoryâ€™s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.
Under the rules for this category, a maximum of 3 films can be nominated in a year in which the field of eligible entries numbers at least 8 but fewer than 16.
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 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, 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.