The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that twenty animated feature films have been submitted to be considered as award nominees for the 2014 Oscars. Provided that at least sixteen of the submissions ultimately have a mandatory qualifying run in Los Angeles and follow the Academy’s other rules for eligibility, there will again be five nominations for the Oscar award for Best Animated Feature.
Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards will be announced on January 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM Eastern Time. The award ceremony will be held and broadcast live by ABC on February 22, 2015, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting.
The films submitted for Oscar consideration follow in the alphabetical order given by the Academy:
- Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios). Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams
- The Book of Life (Reel FX Creative Studios). Directed by Jorge Gutierrez
- The Boxtrolls (Laika Animation). Directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
- Cheatin’ (Bill Plympton Studios). Created and directed by Bill Plympton
- Giovanni’s Island (Production I.G.). Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo
- Henry and Me (Reveal Animation Studios). Directed by Barrett Esposito
- The Hero of Color City (Exodus Film Group). Directed by Frank Gladstone
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation). Directed by Dean DeBlois
- Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (Duran Duboi). Directed by Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (Prana Studios). Directed by Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre
- The LEGO Movie (Warner Animation Group). Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
- Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants (Futurikon). Directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo
- Mr. Peabody and Sherman (DreamWorks Animation). Directed by Rob Minkoff.
- Penguins of Madagascar (DreamWorks Animation). Directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell
- The Pirate Fairy (DisneyToon Studios, Prana Studios). Directed by Peggy Holmes
- Planes: Fire and Rescue (DisneyToon Studios, Prana Studios). Directed by Roberts Gannaway
- Rio 2 (Blue Sky Studios, 20th Century Fox Animation). Directed by Carlos Saldanha
- Rocks in My Pockets, created and directed by Signe Baumane
- Song of the Sea (Cartoon Saloon). Directed by Tomm Moore
- The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Studio Ghibli). Directed by Isao Takahata