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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:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

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.

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

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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