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❝I don't want to be presumptuous, but could this (UNDER THE SKIN) be the best collection of visuals from this series?❞ -Andrew E.

❝Very cool line-up! Glad you're splitting GONE WITH THE WIND even in two parts it will be hard to pick just one shot each.❞ -Joel6

THE MATRIX is actually an unexpectedly awesome choice for this series❞ -Mark

 

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87th Oscars. The Oscar Contenders of 2014 - For prediction, discussion and entertainment purposes only. This is not a endorsement of quality work, especially since no one has seen the pictures yet!

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Animated Feature Predictions
To activate a 5 wide list, 16 films must be eligible. The category has recently been 5 wide regularly once foreign film eligibility is accounted for though this wasn't always the case in the early years of this competition.
Discuss Animation
THE BOXTROLLS
September 26th
(Laika / Focus Features)
THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
Release TBA
(Studio Ghibli / GKids)
THE LEGO MOVIE
February 7th
(Warner Bros)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
June 13th
(Dreamworks / Fox)
SONG OF THE SEA
Release TBA
(Cartoon Saloon / GKids)
Concept Trailer
An orphaned boy and his adoptive trash collecting family of sorts must survive extermination. Based on the book "Here Be Monsters"
Trailer Discussion
Studio Ghibli has instant prestige and that helps in every Oscar branch, including this one. This story is a bit Thumbelina-esque. Multiple suitors pursue a princess who is only the size of a finger. It came. It was seen. It conquered critics hearts and the box office. Crass merchandise opportunity sure but that might not stop Oscar since it's so well regarded and fun
Reviewed
Oscar's animation branch doesn't go for sequels. Except when they do! And the original was very well loved. We shall see now that Hiccup and Toothless are grown up. If this film is finished in time, it could be a major threat for the gold. The Secret of Kells was incredible after all. This is "the story of the last Seal Child's journey home"

Other Films That Might Make a Mark

BIG HERO 6
November 7th
(Disney)
BOOK OF LIFE
October 17th (Reel FX / Fox)
MR PEABODY & SHERMAN
March 7th
(Dreamworks)
HOME
November 26th
(Dreamworks)
Very Long Teaser
FOOSBALL
Release TBA
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Trailer
Disney teams up with Marvel to tell a superhero story involving a robotics prodigy in the fictional city of San Fransokyo (San Francisco Tokyo mashup) "an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds" - has something to do with The Day of the Dead (which Pixar is also developing a film around). Guillermo del Toro is producing The dog and his boy do some space travel. Based on the old series. Already a hit. a group of aliens (led by the voice of Steve Martin) are looking for a new home. Earth seems ideal This 2013 title, from Oscar winner Juan Jose Campanella went by Metegol in its home country but did not get a qualifying run. Perhaps this year?
Foreign Titles That Might Debut
It's always difficult to know which will qualify here...
  • Tanta Hilda! (France) involving a plant museum. Hand drawn ! - the trailer  
  • The Boy and the World (Brazil) 2D and silent (but for music) - the trailer 
  • Little from the Fish Shop (Czech Republic) the daughter of a shop owner seeks help from a witch for the love of a handome young man. Sounds/ looks like a grotesque version of The Little Mermaid- the trailer
  • Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (France) Jack must not use his clock heart! - the trailer
  • The 7th Dwarf (Germany) dwarves and an ice queen of some sort. trailer
  • Tarzan 3D (Germany) with the voice of Kellan Lutz trailer
  • Valley of the Lost Ants (France) rival gangs of ants fight for leftover picnic goodies trailer
Other Titles That Will Probably Be Eligible
  • Rio 2 (Blue Sky / Fox) April 11th
  • The Nut Job (Open Road) January 17th squirrels plan a nut-store heist
  • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (Summertime / Clarius ) May 9th the trailer
  • Planes: Fire & Rescue - (Disney) July 18th the Cars spin-off the trailer
  • The Pirate Fairy (Disney) - a new Tinkerbell movie