21 animated films vying for Oscar: Which would you vote for?

Twenty-one animated films have been submitted for consideration for an Oscar. Which one would you vote for?

From  The AP:

“”Brave,” ”Wreck-It Ralph” and “Rise of the Guardians” are among the animated features angling for an Oscar nomination….

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” ”Frankenweenie,” ”Ice Age Continental Drift” and “ParaNorman” are among the high-profile movies vying for one of five nominations. Other contenders include France’s “The Rabbi’s Cat” and Japan’s “From Up on Poppy Hill.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs.

“Rango” won the prize earlier this year after 18 films were in nomination contention.

The 85th annual Academy Awards are set for Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.”

We have not seen “Wreck-It Ralph” yet  or “The Rise of the Guardians,”  it’s not out for a few more weeks, but my kids do want to see both of them. “Wreck-It Ralph” scored big this weekend.

From EW:

“The $165 million animated film topped the chart with $49.1 million out of 3,752 theaters — the strongest debut ever for a Walt Disney Animation production (i.e. not including Pixar titles). Disney’s Tangled opened with a whopping $48.8 million over the more lucrative Thanksgiving weekend in 2010, so Wreck-It Ralph‘s slightly larger bow (and its hefty $13,086 per theater average) should be viewed as a major victory for the Mouse House.”

I really think that “Frankenweenie” will stand the test of time. It’s just a good movie for kids and adults.

Did you see “Wreck-It Ralph” this weekend? Did you like it? Is it worth your money? Is it worth 3-D money?  Which has been your favorite animated feature of the year? Which should win the Oscar?

13 comments Add your comment


November 5th, 2012
12:14 am

Has anything been more magical than “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast”? *sigh* Losing Howard Ashman to AIDS left a gaping hole in Disney magic. I love Pixar — Toy Story, etc. — but nothing tops the thrill of seeing BATB the first time . . . I’ve only saw “Brave” this year — it was ok, but it didn’t resonate with me.


November 5th, 2012
6:50 am

Saw Wreck it Ralph this weekend. It was OK. had quite a few few funny moments but was not great. Loved Brave, and so did my daughters. My money is on Frankenweekie for the Oscar, even though I have not seen it, it seems to have a look that is head and shoulders above the rest. Personally I am over the 3d. dont need it, it does not make things better and I will not spend extra to see it. Cant wait for Rise of the guardians, looks like a winner to me.

Voice of Reason

November 5th, 2012
8:43 am

Wreck-It-Ralph was probably the best Disney movie I’ve seen since The Incredibles.

If you like pop culture references, have ever owned a Nintendo console, or visited a video arcade anytime during the late 1980’s – early 1990’s you will have a much better appreciation for Wreck-It-Ralph.


November 5th, 2012
10:09 am

We saw Wreckit Ralph on Friday and loved it. It was funny but also had many touching moments. My eldest (16) loved all of the game references. He already has plans to own it when it comes out on DVD. My youngest (8) thought everything about it was great. I thought the characters were engaging and the plot was interestin
Best non-pixar Disney movie in a very long time.
We don’t pay the extra for 3D. I didn’t notice any places where it was obvious that 3D would really make a difference unlike films like Desp. Me where the places with 3D effects were clear even in the flat version.


November 5th, 2012
10:18 am

Didn’t remember that Wreck-It Ralph was coming out this weekend or I might have taken my Little Sister. I want to see it myself. ParaNorman was not that good…didn’t suck but wasn’t good enough to see twice or recommend even though it had a message at the end. If it wins anything I’ll be surprised.


November 5th, 2012
10:21 am

What no Madagascar 3? LOL.


November 5th, 2012
11:05 am

Very seldom is anything I would consider “good” on the Oscar list. It is Hollywood’s way of attracting attention at a time when few go to the movies and before most DVDs hit the stands. Move along folks nothing to see here…


November 5th, 2012
11:27 am

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t care for the somewhat adult themed animation that has been so widly popular the last few years. The series of “Shrek” films come to mind for example. I found them less than endearing full of mild vulgarities and inneundo. I much prefer the old school Disney classics.

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November 5th, 2012
11:35 am

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November 5th, 2012
12:12 pm

@sluggo – The Shrek Series is a staple in my home. We absolultely LOVE those movies and can recite them line for line. Don’t much care for the 3rd one, but the first two are fabulous.

Same with Madagascar. The first two, actually the Second one, are great. Haven’t seen the 3rd one yet.

PS my kids are in their 20’s….and still love Shrek!!


November 5th, 2012
12:59 pm

@Sluggo – I understand what you are saying. My eyebrow goes up on a lot of children’s movies that don’t seem to be just for children. Granted, I fell asleep at the beginning of Brave so I don’t know how they set up the story but it was about marrying off a little girl. She didn’t appear to be even a teenager. Why did my 10 year old Little Sister need to watch something about arranged marriage of a child? Was it too deep for her? No. It wasn’t disturbing to her or anything like that but to me, arranged marriages for children is not a children’s topic. It probably went over her head so I’m sure I’m overreacting. :-)


November 5th, 2012
1:06 pm

Walt Disney was accused of making his (now classic) movies too adult back in his time. He said then, that parents take children to the movies and should be entertained as well. So no Sluggo, those classic movies are just as bad…it is society that has changed.


November 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

@sluggo – my problem is with the middle school/potty humor that seems to invade almost everything. Oh, ‘haha’ someone made a funny noise… gets old after awhile. Our family enjoys humor that has an edge or makes you think a little.

@mayhem – I have several friends who love the Shrek/Madagascar movies. I liked the first Shrek but after that we lost interest. My older 2 just roll their eyes when someone mentions the Madagascar movies or the later Shrek ones. My youngest thinks they are funny but he is definitely the ‘frat-boy’ of the bunch.