The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of 21 animated movie submitted to be considered for a Best Animated Film Oscar. Gkids said that they would be doing that work to make sure that the Miyazakis' From Up on Poppy Hill would get recognized, and they've followed through, making sure that Studio Ghibli's latest is in the thick of things.
Renowned director Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay for the shoujo manga adaptation, while son Goro Miyazaki directed.
The other animated feature to be submitted is religious group Happy Science' The Mystical Laws.
The full list of submitted films include:
Adventures in Zambezia
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
From Up on Poppy Hill
Ice Age Continental Drift
A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
The Mystical Laws
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Rabbi’s Cat
Rise of the Guardians
Secret of the Wings
Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas
Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.