2017 Oscar Predictions – Best Animated Feature

UPDATED – FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – FINAL NOMINEES – “Zootopia” has won everything except for BAFTA.  The “Choose Artistry, Choose Heart” campaign for “Kubo and the Two Strings” was very effective but did it do enough to de-throne it?  Could “Moana” squeak out a win as a later year release?  Let’s stay with the film that’s won everything.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE

  1. Zootopia” – (Walt Disney Pictures)
  2. Kubo and the Two Strings” – (Laika)
  3. Moana” – (Walt Disney Pictures)
  4. The Red Turtle” – (Sony Pictures Classics)
  5. My Life as a Zucchini” – (GKIDS)

THE NEXT FIVE MISSES

  • Miss Hokusai” – (GKIDS)
  • The Little Prince” – (Netflix)
  • Sausage Party” – (Sony Pictures)
  • Your Name” (FUNimation)
  • Finding Dory” – (Pixar) – Lindsey Collins, Andrew Stanton

OTHER TOP-TIER MISSES

  • Trolls” – (DreamWorks Animation) – Gina Shay
  • Sing” – (Universal Pictures)
  • April & the Extraordinary World” – (GKIDS)
  • The Long Way North” – (Shout! Factory)
  • The Secret Life of Pets” – (Illumination)
  • Phantom Boy” – (GKIDS)
  • Ratchet and Clank” – (Rainmaker Studios)
  • Storks” – (Sony Pictures)
  • The Angry Birds Movie” – (Sony Pictures)
  • Mune: Guardian of the Mune” (GKIDS)

ALSO MISSED

  • Bilal” – (AMBI Distribution)
  • Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV” – (Stage 6 Films)
  • Monkey King: Hero Is Back” – (Viva Pictures)
  • Mustafa & the Magician” – (Passion Distribution)
  • Snowtime!” – (CarpeDiem Films)
  • 25 April” – (Transmission Films)
  • Kung Fu Panda 3” – (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Ice Age: Collision Course” – (Blue Sky)

**=could be pushed back to 2017

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