Eighteen films in race for animation Oscar award

MUMBAI: Steven Spielberg‘s‘ The Adventures of Tintin, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rio and Rango are among the eighteen animation films that are in the run for a nomination at the 84th Academy Awards.

The list includes films which have already released, like Puss in Boots, Cars 2, and those that are yet to be released like ‘Arthur Christmas and Happy Feet Too.

Of these, there could be as many as five films for best animated feature film at the Oscars 2011 if all the 18 films qualify.

An important clause for all these films to qualify for the coveted award is that at least eight of the movies must be released theatrically in Los Angeles County before the end of the year. Once they complete that run, the films will also be eligible in other categories beyond feature animation.

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