Record-breaking number of animated films submitted into this year's Oscars race

Including Zootropolis, Finding Dory, Moana and er, Sausage Party

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The Academy Award's Best Animated Feature category has only been in existence since 2002, and for its fifteenth year in 2017, it's seen a record-breaking number of submissions.

With a total of five nominations to give, the Academy must whittle that number down from an impressive 27 that are all eligible for the award.

One glance at the list and it becomes clear that animation has never been in a more fruitful position.

Save for one or two (The Angry Birds Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course), the majority of these films were beloved by critics and audiences alike; Pixar's Finding Dory, Laika's Kubo and the Two Strings and Disney's Zootropolis.

Other films are yet to be released in the UK but have been enjoying success overseas - namely new Disney film Moana, Illumination's Sing and Japanese animation Your Name.

The one film that stands out is raunchy adult comedy Sausage Party, the producers of which - Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg - launched its awards campaign last month. If nominated, it'll be the second R-rated film to ever score an Oscar nomination following last year's Anomalisa.

You can see the full list of submissions below:

The Angry Birds Movie

April and the Extraordinary World

Bilal

Finding Dory

Ice Age: Collision Course

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Kubo and the Two String

Kung Fu Panda 3

The Little Prince

Long Way North

Miss Hokusai

Moana

Monkey King: Hero Is Back

Mune

Mustafa & the Magician

My Life as a Zucchini

Phantom Boy

The Red Turtle

Sausage Party

The Secret Life of Pets

Sing

Showtime!

Storks

Trolls

25 April

Your Name.

Zootopia

This year's winner was Inside Out bringing Pixar's overall Oscar tally to an impressive eight.

Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced 24 January 2017 with the ceremony taking place on 26 February.

 

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