3 Anime Films Submitted for Oscar Consideration

The 16 movies that have been submitted for consideration for the 88th Academy Awards’ Best Animated Feature Film category include three from Japan:

Also in the running are “Anomalisa,” “Boy and the World,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Home,” “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “Inside Out,” “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” “Minions,” “Moomins on the Riviera,” “The Peanuts Movie,” “Regular Show: The Movie,” “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.”

The submissions were announced on Nov. 5. Some of the films have not yet been released in Los Angeles to meet the Oscar-eligibility requirement. The list of qualifying films will eventually be narrowed to a maximum of five Oscar nominees.

Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 14. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 28.

Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away” won the Academy Award in 2002. Miyazaki’s “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “The Wind Rises” and Isao Takahata’s “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” have also been nominated.

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