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Seventeen Films To Compete For Feature Animation Oscar Nomination

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) has announced that seventeen films will compete for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar in the 2002 Academy Awards competition. Because of the large number of eligible features, under the rules for the category, a maximum of five films could be nominated.The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on December 10, 2002 to activate the category for the 75th Academy Award Presentations. The eligibility of two of the films, EDEN and THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE, is subject to their opening in Los Angeles prior to December 31, 2002. EDEN is scheduled to open December 13 and THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE, December 20. Below is a list of the eligible features for the 2002 Academy Awards. Films submitted in the Best Animated Feature category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other areas, including Best Picture, provided they meet the rules criteria governing those categories. The nominations will be announced on February 11, 2003 at 5:30 am (PST).

The films are:

ADAM SANDLER'S EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS

ALIBABA & THE FORTY THIEVES

EDEN

EL BOSQUE ANIMADO (THE LIVING FOREST)

HEY ARNOLD! THE MOVIE

ICE AGE

JONAH - A VEGGIETALES MOVIE

LILO & STITCH

MUTANT ALIENS

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

RETURN TO NEVER LAND

SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON

SPIRITED AWAY

STUART LITTLE 2

TREASURE PLANET

THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE

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