The Academy issued the longlist on Friday (2), adding that some of the titles have not yet executed their Los Angeles qualifying runs.

At least eight eligible animated features must be released theatrically in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

The contenders are as follows:

Adventures In Zambezia


Delhi Safari

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax


From Up On Poppy Hill

Hey Krishna

Hotel Transylvania

Ice Age: Continental Drift

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story Of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

The Mystical Laws

The Painting


The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

The Rabbi’s Cat

Rise of the Guardians

Secret of the Wings

Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas

Wreck-It Ralph


Films submitted in the animated feature film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including best picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Jan 10 and the show itself will take place on Feb 24.