BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Twenty-one films have been submitted for consideration in the Academy Award's Animated Feature Film category.
The 21 feature-length films are:
- "Adventures in Zambezia" - South African computer animation about a bird's adventure beyond Victoria Falls. Voices by Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum and Samuel L. Jackson.
- "Brave" - Pixar's tale of a Scottish princess trying to undo a curse upon her clan. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman.
- "Delhi Safari" - This 3-D animated feature from India tells of a group of animals journeying to the Indian Parliament in a fight to protect their habitat.
- "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" - This ecological tale from the children's book features voice work by Zac Efron and Danny DeVito.
- "Frankenweenie" - Tim Burton's 3-D stop-motion animated tale of a young boy who - inspired by the legendary Dr. Frankenstein - brings his dead dog back to life. The feature is a remake of Burton's 1984 short produced for Walt Disney, which the studio shelved.
- "From Up on Poppy Hill" - Japanese hand-drawn animation from Studio Ghibli, based on the manga about students in Yokohama Bay.
- "Hey Krishna" - 3-D animation from India, based on Srila Prabhupada's "Krishna," tells of the early years of Krishna, from birth to his battles against demons at the ripe age of 10.
- "Hotel Transylvania" - A "Mad Monster Party"-like tribute to all sorts of classic ghouls, here enjoying a vacation at a resort run by Count Dracula.
- "Ice Age Continental Drift" - The fourth installment in 20th Century Fox's prehistoric adventure series.
- "A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman" - 3-D animation brings to life the somewhat true story of Graham Chapman, known for his alcoholic excesses, his homosexuality, and for being the most "out there" of the beloved Python team.
- "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" - DreamWorks' cast of zoo animals trying to get back to New York City, with some detours through Europe.
- "The Mystical Laws" - Japanese sci-fi anime, and a treatise on the religious movement known as Happy Science.
- "The Painting" - French animator Jean-François Laguionie's film depicts a chateau's canvas in which characters escape the artwork to explore the world beyond.
- "ParaNorman" - A 3-D stop-motion animation comedy from the creators of "Coraline," about a young boy who talks to the dead.
- "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" - Pirate Captain is out to win Pirate of the Year Award in this comedy from Aardman, creators of Wallace & Gromit.
- "The Rabbi's Cat" - Winner of France's Cesar Award for Best Animated Film, this hand-drawn feature tells of a cat who swallows the family parrot and begins to talk.
- "Rise of the Guardians" - DreamWorks animation, based on William Joyce's "The Guardians of Childhood," features such mythical characters as Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy.
- "Secret of the Wings" - What's the secret of fairy wings? Tinkerbell and her friends try to find out in this Disney feature.
- "Walter & Tandoori's Christmas" - An inventor named Walter and his pal, a talking chicken, must save their town from a rapacious big box store magnate out to ruin the holiday . . . by not recycling!
- "Wreck-It Ralph" - Disney's critically-praised homage to 1980s video arcade games.
- "Zarafa" - French animation that tells the story of a giraffe gifted to the King of France.
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, broadcast on ABC.