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Take Five: Academy Awards Animated Features Nominee? 8


The 83rd Academy Awards will be held in February 2011. In latest news, 15 animated features have been announced to be considered for an Oscar nomination. The announcement will be aired on January 25 2010, live from Samuel Goldwyn Theater. A maximum of five movies are allowed to be in the list of nominees.

These are the titles of the fifteen animated movies:

1. Alpha and Omega
2. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
3. Despicable Me
4. The Dreams of Jinsha
5. How to Train Your Dragon
6. Idiots and Angels
7. The Illusionist
8. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
9. Megamind
10. My Dog Tulip
11. Shrek Forever After
12. Summer Wars
13. Tangled
14. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
15. Toy Story 3

Before advancing in the voting process, submitted features must meet the theatrical release requirements. The Dreams of Jinsha, The Illusionist, Summer Wars, and Tangled haven’t pass this requirement, but there’s still time. Tangled is scheduled for release in November 24, so, we’ll just see how it goes.

These are five animated features that we think will hit the Academy Awards nomination spot:

1. Toy Story 3

Lee Unkrich
John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (story), Michael Arndt (screenplay)

Tom Hanks (Woody)
Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear)
Joan Cussack (Jessie)
Michael Keaton (Ken)
John Morris (Andy)

Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back. As their owner Andy prepares to depart for college, his loyal toys find themselves in daycare where untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice. So, it’s all for one and one for all as they join Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear to plan their great escape.

Tagline: The Breakout Comedy Of The Summer
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

2. How To Train Your Dragon

Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Cressida Cowell (novel), William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders (screenplay)

Jay Baruchel (Hiccup)
Gerard Butler (Stoick)
America Ferrera (Astrid)

Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town’s fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can’t bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world.

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

3. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Zack Snyder
John Orloff, Emil Stern (screenplay), Kathryn Lasky (novels “Guardians of Ga’Hoole”)

Emily Barclay (Gylfie)
Abbie Cornish (Otulissa)
Essie Davis (Marella)
Adrienne DeFaria (Eglantine)
Joel Edgerton (Metalbeak)

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie’s, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga’Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie’s. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Tagline: On his way to finding a legend…he will become one.
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

4. Despicable Me

Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul (screenplay), Sergio Pablos (story)

Steve Carell (Gru)
Jason Segel (Vector)
Miranda Cosgrove (Margo)
Dana Gaier (Edith)
Elsie Fisher (Agnes)

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Tagline: Superbad. Superdad.
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

5. My Dog Tulip

Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger
J.R. Ackerley (novel), Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger (screenplay)

Christopher Plummer (J.R. Ackerley)
Lynn Redgrave (Nancy / Greengrocer’s Wife)
Isabella Rossellini (Ms. Canvenini)

Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, in middle age, he came to adopt Tulip – a beautiful, yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ideal companion he had been searching for in vain.

Tagline: Sometimes, love really is a bitch.
Genre: Animation, Drama

That’s it from Five Things. Stick around for more news about the upcoming 83rd Academy Awards. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. May the best movie win.

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  1. dhodie says:

    Legend of Guardian dong, meski pengambilan gambarnya rada mirip sama Avatar. Tapi suka bagaimana film ini ngambil burung Hantu sebagai tokoh utama.

    Saya jagoin How to Train Your Dragon deh ;)

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  5. indobrad says:

    ugh, if you ask me, i’d go with Toy Story 3 :)

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  7. The Editor says:

    Opa Dhodie: I don’t know which one I’m gonna choose, thou. I haven’t seen all fifteen of them. Of course, if I judge the movies from RT’s score, How To Train Your Dragon is a strong contender. If it breathe fire, maybe Oscar’s heart will melt at this one? ;) )

    Opa Brad: You know what. This is embarrassing. I haven’t seen Toy Story 3. Really. *sigh*

  8. Urmas says:

    Great blog it’s not often that I comment but I felt you deserve it.

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