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It’s never too early to be talking Academy Awards Nominations. One of the categories that sometimes gets a bit overlooked is the Animated Feature Film category. This is one of the most important areas in my household as there are 3 children that drag me to see each and every, sometimes, pieces of animated crap. In order to be eligible for entry into the category, there are a few criteria that need to be met. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.

At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated. A feat that is not in danger of achievement since Hollywood has realized that little snot-nosed, diapered kids have their hands directly inside mom and dad’s pocketbook. An animated feature can not only be nominated for the Animated Feature Film category, but also for Academy Awards in other categories like Best Picture provided they meet criteria for the other categories.


The nineteen films up for nomination are:

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”

“The Croods”

“Despicable Me 2”


“Ernest and Celestine”

“The Fake”

“Free Birds“



“The Legend of Sarila”

“A Letter to Momo”

“Monsters University”

“O Apóstolo”


“Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion”

“Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury”

“The Smurfs 2”


“The Wind Rises”


The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014. The televised presentation for the 2013 Academy Awards will be presented live on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. For my money, I’m picking Frozen for the win.


By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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