The list for the 15 films to qualify for consideration for the upcoming Best Animated Film Oscar has just been released: 


  • Toy Story 3,

DreamWorks Animation

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Megamind


  • Tangled
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue


  • Despicable Me

Warner Bros.

  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Sony Pictures Classics:

  • The Illusionist


  • Alpha and Omega
  • The Dreams of Jinsha
  • Idiots and Angels
  • My Dog Tulip 
  • Summer Wars

Had there been just one more film to qualify, the list of nominees could have been expanded to five, rather than the current three, under the Motion Picture Academy’s current rules.  Jinsha, The Illusionist, Summer Wars, and Tangled haven’t had their American releases yet, but will be out before the end of the year, which is the deadline.

Nominations will be announced on January 25th.

via THR