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Check Out the 2013 Oscar Nominees for Best Animated Feature & Short!

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Oscar Noms AnimatedThe nominations for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Annual Academy Awards are officially out! Here’s a look at which 2012 animated films made the coveted list:


1. BRAVE (Pixar Animation Studios): Released in June, this fantasy story of a mother-daughter relationship managed to get some Oscar love. Can it win? Will Pixar’s winning streak be re-established?

2. FRANKENWEENIE (Tim Burton Animation Co.): This Halloween flick got rave reviews, but didn’t set the box office on fire. Could this be a surprise winner?

3. PARANORMAN (LAIKA): ParaNorman was easily the most popular stop-motion film of 2012, and was a hit with the masses. Its nomination was an expected one. If ParaNorman wins, it will only be the second stop-motion film to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

4. THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (Aardman Animation): Another stop-motion film, this was also one of the best reviewed films of 2012. Surprisingly, it’s the only non-American film on this list. Can it beat the rest?

5. WRECK-IT RALPH (Walt Disney Animation Studios): Could Wreck-It Ralph be the first ever Disney animated film to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar? It certainly is the frontrunner, being a box office hit and a critical success as well.

It’s a bit surprising to see that DreamWorks was snubbed completely. Neither Madagascar 3 nor the well-reviewed Rise of the Guardians got a nomination. Unlike last year when both DreamWorks films Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda 2 recieved nods. Neither did Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arriety get any recognition.


1. Adam and Dog 

2. Fresh Guacamole

3. Head over Heels 

4. Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

5. Paperman

Which animated film and short has YOUR vote? Let us know!

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