Oscar animation longlist revealed

32 films under consideration

by Jennie Kermode

Dilili In Paris - one of the contenders for Best Animated Picture in 2020
Dilili In Paris - one of the contenders for Best Animated Picture in 2020 Photo: UniFrance

What will be the 2020 Academy Awards Best Animated Picture winner? The longlist was released today, showing 32 films in competition, though some ave not yet had the week-long Los Angeles theatrical run necessary for them to fully qualify. They range from popular hits like Toy Story 4 to traditional animation like Dilili In Paris and creative oddities like This Magnificent Cake! Some, like The Swallows Of Kabul and Another Day Of Life, are notable for their challenging subject matter, while others, like The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, focus on visual inventiveness.

The contenders will be whittled down to five by the 13th of January ahead of the final vote. They remain eligible for awards in other categories as well. The Oscar ceremony will take place earlier in the year than usual, on 9 February.

That list in full:-

  • Abominable
  • The Addams Family
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • Another Day Of Life
  • Away
  • Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles
  • Children Of The Sea
  • Dilili In Paris
  • Frozen II
  • Funan
  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales Of Savagery
  • How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • The Last Fiction
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Marona’s Fantastic Tale
  • Missing Link
  • Ne Zha
  • Okko’s Inn
  • Pachamama
  • Promare
  • Rezo
  • The Secret Life Of Pets 2
  • Spies In Disguise
  • The Swallows Of Kabul
  • This Magnificent Cake!
  • The Tower
  • Toy Story 4
  • Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris
  • Weathering With You
  • White Snake

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