Watch this year's animated feature Oscar race early.

This year's Academy Awards Best Animated Feature Race looks for ages. This year there are a lot of titles that have hit US theaters, or are eligible to hit, so when the nominations were announced on May 1 this area will be where

We split our coverage by distributor and highlighted the films we believe are likely to be eligible. The final list of qualifying films that can make the cut could look a little different from what we've put together here, although we're sure most of the films below will be submitted, because many of the listed distributors have not yet nailed the finished list of films they submit. There is a ...........

There is little question as to which studio has become Disney's strongest competitor in recent years. In the Netflix animated film, there are two nominations: 2020 (Klaus, I lost my body) and 2021 (Over the moon, Shaun The Sheep movie: Farmageddon), and another nomination this year (The Mitchell vs. Farmageddon).2The Machine) was seen. That said, streamers are yet to take the Oscar home for its best animation features. This year looks like Netflix's best chance so far. Based on the pedigree and the brief clip we saw, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio looks rock to get 5 out of 1 nomination. While Wendell & Wild has won awards like Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, Chris Williams's The Sea Beast will be submitted as well as Strichard Linklater's "Apollo 10 No. 1/2," which has not left the top 10 on Netflix's most-watched English feature list since Netflix's launch, but will not be shortlisted because of the film's low profile. It is not. And while Nora Twomey's My Father's Dragon may not have an official release date yet, let us know that Netflix is ready to qualify for the next Oscar,

and always a bettor's favorite to win several nominations and win an Oscar, this year's Disney has announced that it will release a new version of the Turnip. Given the unpredictable nature of the Academy's vote, which has a crop of qualifying features including Red, there's no clear standout to win a nomination or a final win from Disney's lineup, but as Red Studios have struggled with sf fare in the past, the strange world is a real question mark. Can the film capture lightning in a Pixar-like bottle managed by Wall-E, or will it struggle to make an immediate impact like Disney's own retro-futurist predecessor Atlantis: Lost Empire and Planet of Treasure - Speaking of Disney's sci-fi films that struggled from the gate, Lightyear at the box office is a good idea. A weak reception of the nomination could hurt the chances of a final nomination.

Universal has two box office hits with Dreamworks Animation's The Bad Guys and Illumination's Minions: The Rise of Gru.The former managed to pull in996.7 million at the domestic box office and世界的2 245.7 million worldwide, winning praise for its sharp visuals and expertly crafted action sequences. The latter is widely believed as one of the films that saved the summer box office and proved nothing more than a cultural phenomenon.1 Soon after leaving the gate, the rise of the Gru could shatter even the most optimistic forecasts and hit theド10 billion mark by the time it ends its global theatrical run, which will open in Italy and China this weekend. The x-factor here is Dreamworks' 12th release, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, scheduled to launch in May 2. That Western-inspired trailer impressed many when it was released a few months ago. This return to the long-dormant Shrek franchise is likely to make banks in the holiday season and could end up as a contender too.

Indie and foreign animation experts GKIDS will target at least three films this year: Goodbye Acorn., Deer King, and dog - ah. The first two boast a competitive berth in Annecy, but the Dog King of Masaaki Yuasa pulled away an unusual feat for the animated feature by premiering in Venice.

Apple is about to win the 2021 nomination after Cartoon Saloon's Wolfwalkers won the nod in 2. Peggy Holmes's nomination for luck would also prove a coup for Skydance Animation, which made its feature debut in the film. Of course, considering the pedigree of the award, few of this year's potential candidates have a resume like Skydance Animation head John Lasseter.

A relative newcomer to the theatrical game, Crunchyroll's Dragon Ball Super: Superheroes are poised to top the North American box office this weekend, and while the long-term franchise commercial feels the film is unlikely to move the season the needle will come, Crunchyroll isn't sure if Makoto Shinkai's next feature, The Sparrow's It could be a real contender in 2024 after delivering the "Stopwatch" globally early next year.

The only contender for Warner this year, if you want to call it, is the dc League Of Super-Pets, a comic book-inspired feature that has earned strong ratings among audiences. Coming out of the 3rd weekend in theaters, the film has grossed11 billion worldwide at 1230 million dollars and didn't have the impact that its superhero predecessor, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, could have before its final Oscar win.

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