Oscar 2007: Animated Features Submitted

November 8, 2007–Animated and CG-created movies kicked off the Oscar race today (Thursday), as they were officially submitted for the best animated feature Oscar.

Among the films submitted for consideration are “The Simpsons' Movie,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Ratatouille,” “Meet the Robinsons,” “Surf's Up,” “TMNT,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters,” “Shrek the Third” and “Bee Movie.”

The animation hybrid “Beowulf,” which features motion-capture performances adapted to CG characters to create the film's toon tone, was also submitted.

Adding international flare to the race is France's “Persepolis” and Japan's “Tekkonkinkreet.”

“Alvin,” “Persepolis” and “Beowulf” were submitted but still need their required qualifying one-week run in Los Angeles.

Of the 12 entries, three will be chosen for the Oscar race. In order to have five nominees, 16 or more films must be submitted.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 22 and the Oscar awards February 24.