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TMNT: Mutant Mayhem and PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie are eligible for the Oscars!

A record 33 animated features are eligible for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category of the 96th edition of the Academy Awards.

12 December 2023

This tops the previous record, 32 films, which was set four years ago, according to Cartoon Brew. The feature animation category is a one-and-done voting process and won’t have a shortlist like the animated short Oscar category.

We are proud to count Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie among the films eligible for the Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category!

The five nominees in the category will be selected directly from this list by members of the Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch.

The list of eligible films was released today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

  • The Amazing Maurice
  • Blue Giant
  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Chang’an
  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
  • Deep Sea
  • Elemental
  • Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia
  • The First Slam Dunk
  • The Inventor
  • Leo
  • Lonely Castle in the Mirror
  • The Magician’s Elephant
  • Migration
  • Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie
  • The Monkey King
  • My Love Affair with Marriage
  • Nimona
  • Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • The Peasants
  • Perlimps
  • Robot Dreams
  • Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Suzume
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • They Shot the Piano Player
  • Titina
  • Trolls Band Together
  • Unicorn Wars
  • Warrior King
  • Wish

Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23, 2024, with the 96th Oscars ceremony to air on Sunday, March 10.