Academy announces films under consideration for animated Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 14 films have been submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature category for the 81st Academy Awards:

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, Waltz with Bashir

Bolt, Delgo, Dragon Hunters, $9.99, The Sky Crawlers, The Tale of Despereaux, and Waltz with Bashir have not yet qualified but are expected to in time to be considered. Since there are less than 16 films this year there will be no more than 3 nominations in the category.