2016 Oscar Predictions – Best Animated Feature

2016 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

(UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015)

Inside Out” sounds like a special presence on the year and already looks to have big fans.  Could it do damage outside of the Animated Feature race?

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

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1. The Good Dinosaur

Disney/Pixar
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Pixar is back in the picture this year. "The Good Dinosaur" has had production problems but it doesn't mean they won't default to it as a choice.
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2. Inside Out

Disney/Pixar
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Another Pixar film in the mix and it looks absolutely delightful. Will it be a Pixar vs. Pixar race?
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3. The Peanuts Movie

20th Century Fox
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Charlie Brown in the Oscar race? Sounds too good to be true but it can definitely happen.
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4. Minions

Universal Pictures
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Could be a no-brainer for a nomination judging on the reception to the 'Despicable Me' films.
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5. Monster Trucks

Warner Bros.
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An unknown factor in the race. We have to wait on the plot, images, trailer, etc.

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OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

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6. Storks

Warner Bros.
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Another unknown factor in the race that could surprise with Warner Bros..
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7. Robo-dog

Marza Animated Planet
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Could a cute, mechanical dog make his way to the stage?
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8. When Marnie Was There

GKIDS
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GKIDS is in the hunt again. They are likely just a film or two away from their first trophy.
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9. Underdogs

The Weinstein Company
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The power Harvey could do the trick.
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10. Home

20th Century Fox
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Early reviews aren't very positive but you never know what money can do in the race.

ALSO IN CONTENTION

11 Hotel Transylvania 2 (Columbia Pictures)

12 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Paramount Pictures)

13 Zarafa (GKids)

14 The Boy and the World (GKids)

15 Ratchet & Clank (Rainmaker Entertainment)

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

16 El Americano: The Movie (Animex Producciones)

17 Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory)

18 Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (No U.S. Distribution)

19 Shaun the Sheep Movie (StudioCanal)

20 Capture the Flag (No U.S. Distribution)

21 Strange Magic (Lucasfilm)

 

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