Fourteen features will vie for the animated feature Oscar when the 81st Academy Awards are announced on February 22.

The contenders are Bolt, Delgo, Dr Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!, Dragon Hunters, Fly Me To The Moon, Igor, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $9.99, The Sky Crawlers, Sword Of The Stranger, The Tale Of Despereaux, Wall-E and Waltz With Bashir.

Bolt, Delgo, Dragon Hunters, $9.99, The Sky Crawlers, The Tale Of Despereaux and Waltz With Bashir have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run.

Under the animated category rules a maximum of three films can be nominated when there are between eight and 15 submissions.

Films submitted in the animated feature category also may qualify for other categories such as best picture provided they meet requirements in those other categories.

Nominees will be announced on January 22.