Thirty-two movies are up for consideration for this year’s Best Animated Feature Academy Award — and one of them is Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, which stands out considering that Primal is a limited series made up of five, 22-minute episodes. To qualify for the Best Animated Feature award, a movie must be over 40 minutes long with a seven-day theatrical run in Los Angeles.
The title submitted is Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal – Tales of Savagery, which is not one of the five episodes which aired earlier in October, but instead refers to the series as a whole. Adult Swim confirmed with Polygon that the submission is an anthology version of the limited series. Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal – Tales of Savagery apparently achieved its qualifying theatrical run earlier, though Adult Swim has no plans on giving the anthology a wide release in the future.
In addition to Pixar, Disney, and Dreamworks competing with their slate of films, Netflix has tossed its hat into the game with the submission of upcoming Santa-origin story Klaus, French indie film I Lost My Body, and long-gestating Pachama. GKids submitted surprise international hit Promare and the upcoming Weathering with You, Your Name director Makoto Shinkai’s next movie, along with eight other titles. The photorealistically animated Lion King remake is not among the submitted titles, despite being fully animated. (The blockbuster is expected to compete in the special effects category.)
The full list of submitted titles can be found below. The five nominations will be revealed in January.
AbominableThe Addams FamilyThe Angry Birds Movie 2Another Day of LifeAwayBuñuel in the Labyrinth of the TurtlesChildren of the SeaDilili in ParisFrozen IIFunanGenndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales of SavageryHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldI Lost My BodyKlausThe Last FictionThe Lego Movie 2: The Second PartMarona’s Fantastic TaleMissing LinkNe ZhaOkko’s InnPachamamaPromareRezoThe Secret Life of Pets 2Spies in DisguiseThe Swallows of KabulThis Magnificent Cake!The TowerToy Story 4Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon KrisWeathering with YouWhite Snake
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