Disney’s new installment, “Encanto,” appears on the Oscar Awards list as “eligible for consideration” in the animated feature film category. In this same category are “The Addams Family 2”, “Sing 2” and “Raya and the Last Dragon”, among others.
The film, which opened in Colombian theaters on November 24, was pre-selected as one of the best animated films to compete in this category at the 94th Oscar Awards, which will be delivered on March 27, 2022.
“Encanto” opened in Los Angeles on November 3 and is currently sweeping the US and Canadian box offices. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) today announced its shortlist in the animation, documentary and international film categories. In the animation list there are 26 films, among which are two Disney productions: “Encanto” and “Raya and the Last Dragon.”
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Of the 26 pre-selected films, five will make up the Academy’s official selection to compete for the award. To determine them, the members of the Animation Short Films and Feature Films Branch will carry out a vote, of which the result will be known on February 8, 2022.
According to the Academy, some of the pre-selected have not yet had their premiere, which is a requirement to qualify. On the other hand, the Academy defines an animated film as: “a film in which the movement and performances of the characters are created using a frame-by-frame technique, and generally falls into one of two general fields of animation: narrative or abstract ”. Additionally, it must last more than 40 minutes, most of its characters must be animated, and “animation must appear in no less than 75 percent of the film,” according to the guide published for version 92 of the 2019 awards.
The feature film, which tells the story of the Madrigal family in the Cocora Valley, had the participation of Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the songs and Carlos Vives to interpret them. The film also features the voices of María Cecilia Botero, Maluma, Carolina Gaitán, Angie Cepeda, Olga Lucía Vives and Alejandro Riaño for its dubbing in Spanish.
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