Academy Announces Names of the Nineteen Movies That Will Lose to Up for Best Animated Feature


The Academy today released the list of twenty submitted films expected to be considered for this year's Best Animated Feature award, indicating that March's 82nd Oscars will be just the second to feature five nominees in the nine-year-old category (rules mandate that, to have five slots, sixteen eligible animated films must be submitted). Yup, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is totally going for it.

Here's the list:

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Astro Boy
Battle for Terra
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Mary and Max
The Missing Lynx
Monsters vs. Aliens
Planet 51
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
A Town Called Panic

If you put us on the spot, we'd wager actual nominees will include Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, The Princess and the Frog, and Ponyo, all of which will definitely lose to Pixar's Up. But thanks for playing, everybody!

20 compete in Oscar animation race [Variety]