4 animated films presented for the Oscars for “best animated feature”


After the announcement that Alter with you would submitted to the 92nd Academy Awards as the entry of Japan into the ‘Best International Feature Film, ‘ Makoto shinkai masterpiece, alongside three other animated films from last year, will be submitted to the “Best animated film” award.

The four films competing for the nominations are:

  • Alter with you (Makoto Shinkai at Comix Wave Films)
  • Promare (Hiroyuki Imaishi to TRIGGER)
  • Children of the sea (Ayumu Watanabe at Studio 4 ° C)
  • Okko’s Inn (Kitaro Kousaka in Madhouse and DLE)

Alter with you

Alter with you will be the first time that an animated film will be submitted for two categories at the same time Oscars. The film follows in the footsteps of Studio Ghibli titles, Pom poko and Princess mononoke, as the first non-Studio Ghibli film to be nominated for “Best international feature film”. It will also be the second time that Makoto Shinkai has presented his film at the awards, with your name. being submitted for “Best animated film” by Funimation Films in 2016. It was ultimately not nominated.

Only five films from the full list will be nominated for “Best animated film”. Hollywood journalist confirmed than disney The Lion King remake would not be submitted for the price, but this year’s remake Toy story 4 and Frozen II would. Other movies on the list include The Secret Life of Pets 2, Angry Birds 2 movie, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and the popular Chinese animated film Ne Zha.

Children of the sea

You can read the full list of submitted movies on The Hollywood Reporter. Out of all the films on the list, which animated film would you choose to win the award? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Hollywood journalist

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Daryl Harding is the Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel on Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets to @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.



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