‘Tintin’ is In as the Academy Announces 18 Titles Competing for 2012’s Best Animated Feature Oscar


The big question was whether or not Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, Happy Feet Two and Mars Needs Moms were going to be accepted by the Academy for Best Animated Feature film contention considering all three are motion capture titles, and today that question has been answered as all three are among the eighteen features submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards.

The list is exactly as I currently have laid out in my Best Animated Feature predictions with the one exception being the previously unknown addition of a film titled Wrinkles (Arrugas), a Spanish-language animated film directed by Ignacio Ferreras and based on Paco Roca’s name-sake graphic novel, published by Editions Delcourt.

The Hollywood Reporter reviewed the film earlier this year at the San Sebastian Film Festival and opened their review saying it “imaginatively and sensitively explore one of the major issues confronting most of the developed world: how to look after senior citizens in a rapidly aging population.”

The film is described as an animated look into the world of senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and senile dementia. I’ve included the international teaser trailer here for you to take a peek.

Other than that, the list is directly below with links to their asset pages here on RopeofSilicon. I still have to update my predictions accordingly, but with this many contenders you can expect five nominees to be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.