2014 Oscar Predictions - Best Animated Feature

2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Animated Feature

2014 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

elsafrozen(UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2014)

FINAL PREDICTIONS: A mostly admirable slate at the end of the day.  “Ernest & Celestine” is a wonderful picture that will definitely have admirers since it won the LAFCA.  But we all know that this is the space for Disney’s “Frozen” to reap all the benefits.  It’s a return to form for the Disney princess genre.  “The Wind Rises,” which was a critical favorite, still has some juice left in it too.  Dreamworks is putting every last dollar behind “The Croods” which could make for a shocking surprise.  I think this is solidified for Disney.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Frozen - (Walt Disney Pictures)
    Big moneymaker and the return of the Disney princess.  Globe winner.
  2. The Wind Rises - (Walt Disney Pictures)
    Miyazaki’s last film and has won the majority of Animated Feature awards from critics.
  3. The Croods - (Dreamworks Animation)
    So much money being thrown at the film.
  4. Despicable Me 2 - (Universal Pictures)
    Made tons of money this year.  Popular choice with audiences.
  5. Ernest & Celestine - (GKIDS)
    GKIDS is awaiting that one rabbit in the hat trick.  This could be it.

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WHO MISSED THE CUT?

  1. Monsters University - (Pixar Studios)
    No Golden Globe nomination gave us a big hint it seems.
  2. Epic - (20th Century Fox)  
    Early release kept this film on the outside.
  3. A Letter to Momo - (GKIDS)
    Another quality pic from GKIDS.  No one saw it.
  4. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - (Sony Pictures Animation)
    The first one missed.  This one did too.
  5. Turbo - (Dreamworks)
    A summer film that critics didn’t like too much.

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OTHER MISSES

  1. Disney’s Planes - (Walt Disney)
  2. The Legend of Sarila - (Phase 4 Films)
  3. Khumba - (Millennium Entertainment)
  4. O Apóstolo - (EFG-Renascence)
  5. The Fake - (Studio Dadashow)
  6. Free Birds - (Relativity Media)
  7. Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury - (Europe Filmes)
  8. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion - (Aniplex America)
  9. The Smurfs 2 - (Sony Pictures)

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