Yup, we’ve learned that the 12 animated features being considered as nomination for the Academy’s big night have been announced. The twelve titles submitted are:
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
Meet the Robinsons
Shrek the Third
The Simpsons Movie
Now, without even having seen all of these, I can tell you which three SHOULD be nominated: Persepolis, Ratatouille and Tekkonkinkreet. Which three probably WILL be nominated? Ratatouille, Shrek and Surf’s Up (it’s about penguins; think it ain’t gonna get nominated?). Depending on the Academy’s thoughts on motion capture, Beowulf has a shot at it too.
Point is, aside from Ratatouille, it’ll probably be a bunch of Hollywood gobble-dee-gook that gets nominated and not the truly good stuff. We shall see I guess. If Alvin is nominated, I might have to vomit in my sleeve.