These thirty-two Animated Features are the final in contention for the 92nd Academy Awards. Some of these have not had their required seven-day qualifying run in Los Angeles, like “Frozen II,” “Klaus,” and “Spies In Disguies,” which have not released yet, but do have tentative release dates. Dreamworks has “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and “Abominable” in contention while Pixar has “Toy Story 4” and Walt Disney has “Frozen II,” all of which are Academy favorite studios. Fellow favorites include Laika with “Missing Link” and Illumination with “The Secret Life of Pets 2.”

If I had to guess right now, which five films will end up at the top of the pole of these thirty-two, grabbing Academy Award nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, they would be:


WAY TOO EARLY PREDICTIONS
  • “Abominable”
  • “Frozen II”
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  • “Missing Link”
  • “Toy Story 4”

The only one of these I haven’t seen yet is “Frozen II,” but with the original “Frozen” winning the Best Animated Feature category at the 86th Academy Awards (2014), you can bet that if this sequel lands anywhere near the original, it will be an easy front-runner. It’s biggest competition is probably “Toy Story 4.” Not only was the original “Toy Story” the recipient of a Special Achievement Award at the 68th Academy Awards (1996) but “Toy Story 3” also won Best Animated Feature at the 83rd Academy Awards (2011). Also, many critics have called this one of the best in the franchise and Pixar is an Academy darling, so this could have the edge.


Here’s the full list:

  1. “Abominable”
  2. “The Addams Family”
  3. “The Angry Birds Movie 2”
  4. “Another Day of Life”
  5. “Away”
  6. “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles”
  7. “Children of the Sea”
  8. “Dilili in Paris”
  9. “Frozen II”
  10. “Funan”
  11. “Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales of Savagery”
  12. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  13. “I Lost My Body”
  14. “Klaus”
  15. “The Last Fiction”
  16. “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
  17. “Marona’s Fantastic Tale”
  18. “Missing Link”
  19. “Ne Zha”
  20. “Okko’s Inn”
  21. “Pachamama”
  22. “Promare”
  23. “Rezo”
  24. “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
  25. “Spies in Disguise”
  26. “The Swallows of Kabul”
  27. “This Magnificent Cake!”
  28. “The Tower”
  29. “Toy Story 4”
  30. “Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris”
  31. “Weathering with You”
  32. “White Snake”
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