A diverse collection of films will vie for the Academy Award for best animated feature film.
The submitted features are:
- The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
- Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
- The Boss Baby
- The Breadwinner
- Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie
- Cars 3
- Cinderella the Cat
- Despicable Me 3
- The Emoji Movie
- Ethel & Ernest
- The Girl without Hands
- In This Corner of the World
- The Lego Batman Movie
- The Lego Ninjago Movie
- Loving Vincent
- Mary and the Witch’s Flower
- Moomins and the Winter Wonderland
- My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
- Napping Princess
- A Silent Voice
- Smurfs: The Lost Village
- The Star
- Sword Art Online: The Movie - Ordinal Scale
- Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. 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. Depending on the number of films that qualify, two to five nominees may be selected. Sixteen or more films must qualify for the maximum of five nominees to be selected.
Films submitted in the animated feature film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including best picture, provided they meet the requirements.
For the first time, nominations voting in the animated feature film category is open to the entire eligible voting membership.
Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23.