Twelve Features Competing for Animated Feature Film Oscar

Submitted for your consideration: Alvin and the Chipmunks.

The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards won't be announced until January 22, but the names of the films being submitted for consideration are starting to trickle in.

Variety reports that in the animated feature film category, the Academy will have 12 movies to consider -- and whittle down to three nominees. From the article:

Submitted features are: "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters," "Bee Movie," "Beowulf," "Meet the Robinsons," "Persepolis," "Ratatouille," "Shrek the Third," "The Simpsons Movie," "Surf's Up," "Tekkonkinkreet" and "TMNT."

Yes, you read that right. Alvin and the Chipmunks. Think the voters will have problems narrowing down this list?

Source: Variety


Commander Kook

Gabriel Kickass

Poor poor Jason Lee. Please try harder.

Ratatouille should win.

Nov 9 - 06:18 AM


Alsan Ali

How awesome would it be if ATHF wins an Oscar?

Nov 9 - 06:19 AM


jonathan ramirez

yes that would be ****ing awesome if ATHF colon movie film won!!! omg i would be in heavan if that ever happened! Carl for best supporting actor!! F*** ratatouille ATHF 4 best animated feature!!

Nov 9 - 06:38 PM


Jamie Lynn

Yeah, Ratatouille.

Nov 9 - 06:22 AM


Jason S

Beowulf -- Ratatouille -- The Simpsons Movie

That's my predicted short list.

Nov 9 - 06:27 AM


Terry Yocham

"Alvin and the Chimpmunks" - Live action with animation, therefore, not an animated feature.

"Beowulf" - Computer enhanced live action. Not an animated feature.

I agree. "Ratatouille" should take it all.

Nov 9 - 06:32 AM


joe shmo

i agree that live action in alvin and the chipmunks disqualifies it (otherwise any movie with cgi would qualify) but beowulf only uses motion capture and is fully rendered in animation, so why wouldn't that count? it looks good enough to make you recognize the actors (a la polar express) but it isn't live at all.

the rightful noms will be 'beowulf' for it's innovative use of cg and technical chops, 'the simpsons movie' because it was a crowd pleaser and big money maker and 'ratatouille' because it's one of the best movies of any kind out this year. Rat will win because it could appeal to everyone, not just the teenage-plus crowd that the other two did.

Nov 9 - 09:48 AM


seth trucks

Jaydawg. Beowolf is 100% an animated film. As in every frame is nothing but animation. The technique they used to draw the human characters is irrelevant. Every frame is animation. Period.

Nov 10 - 06:14 AM


dead rabbit

actually Beowulf is all cg so its valid. The previews certainly are misleading in that regard. Guess that'd be praise for it if anything.

Dec 9 - 07:41 PM


David Dubie

Ratatouille most likely, but Beowulf will be quite entertaining, ATHF or the Simpsons, if they won, I don't know whether I could ever stop laughing

Nov 9 - 06:33 AM


Byron Sauer

This category is such a sham. SPONGEBOB should have one back in '06

Nov 9 - 06:53 AM


Bryan Winter

Screw the Best Animated Feature category. It was a cop out created after no one had the balls to give Beauty and the Beast the Oscar. Ratatouille should be up for Best Picture. Period.

Nov 9 - 07:18 AM


Jonn X.

This is getting ridiculous. Just because an animated film is released shouldn't qualify it for entry into that category. Crenshaw has it right. It's like the Academy is afraid of legitimizing animation.

Remember when Titanic came out? 2 movies were nominated for best picture. The least they can do is nominate only those that would deserve something like this.

Nov 9 - 07:25 AM


Gimy Moo

god, are you serious? why the obsession over a sh3t animated movie...Rat better not win. hopefully Beowulf is half decent cuz the rest of the flix on there aren't "oscar" worthy. cute, but oscar winner? hardly. Rat up for best picture is as justified as Tobin Bell for Best Saw. gimme a break

Nov 9 - 07:35 AM


Josh Christensen

I'd say it's gonna be between Ratatouille, Beowulf and The Simpsons Movie.
Winner: Ratatouille.

Nov 9 - 08:55 AM

Maxwell Action

maxwell action

Had TMNT used any of the actual villains from the series I would vote for that. I mean who didn't want to see Baxter Stockman, Mondo Gecko, and Rat King battle the Turtles.

Nov 9 - 09:04 AM


CandyM0untain ...

Mondo Gecko is a good guy...Karai is a turtles villain and so are the foot so there's you actual villains right there. The Rat King dies in the first issue he's in pretty much so making a movie out of a short story like that would be retarded. The comic Baxter is just a scientist who make a robot body for himself and ends up killing himself.

I assume you mean the old toon characters though, which case their way to silly to hold a movie over. The Rat King controls rats with his flute...okay. Baxter is a giant fly who starts to become stupid because his fly brain takes over. It works for a TV show episode not a movie.

TMNT isn't a great movie, but the animation in it is alot better then most of those movies listed and on top of that it has great voice acting and a very good musical score.

Dec 11 - 04:07 PM


idle one kenobi


Surfs up


Beowolf ?

Nov 9 - 09:07 AM


idle one kenobi

Oh, and why isnt MONSTER HOUSE on the list that film was awsome!

Nov 9 - 09:08 AM


Nate 2709

Monster House was a 2006 release.

Nov 9 - 09:13 AM


Matt Perloff

Bat-fink, Monster House was nominated in 2006, so you needn't worry about its lack of recognition. I was ticked off about Happy Feet winning, while Flushed Away and Over the Hedge weren't nominated.

Anybody remember when Sharktale was nominated? Was the field really that limited? I'll lose complete faith in the system if Shrek III gets a nod.

Pick to win: Ratatouille. Though I'm curious about Persepolis and Beowulf. I wouldn't lose sleep if TMNT, Aqua Teen (even though I get a kick out of it) and Alvin & the Chipmunks don't make the cut.

Nov 9 - 10:49 AM


Nate 2709

12 are up for the award, but only one deserves it and that would be Ratatouille.

Nov 9 - 09:13 AM


Nate 2709

Monster House was a 2006 release.

Nov 9 - 09:13 AM


Cameron Harvey

Ratatouille, the simpsons movie, and either beowulf or meet the robinsons, but im leaning more towards the first.
and persepolis might be a dark horse to consider, but ratatouille's a lock.

Nov 9 - 09:19 AM


Amauris Pacheco

ratatouille is the obvious choice to win.. it was a critical darling and was probably the best reviewed movie of the year. the other two (simpsons movie, meet the robinsons) will just be filler cause ratatouille already has it!!

Nov 9 - 09:20 AM


Devin Reid

When did Paprika come out? If it was this year then that movie could have a chance at winning.

Nov 9 - 09:21 AM

Hiro Protagonist

Drew Fields

I think Paprika is technically a 2006 film, even though it didn't see US release until this year.

It should be nominated, though.

Nov 9 - 02:18 PM


Khurram Suhrwardy

the oscar smells a rat

Nov 9 - 09:39 AM

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