Academy Short list: Animated Features

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1. Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

74 Metascore

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller

Votes: 371,973 | Gross: $222.53M

2. The Book of Life (2014)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez | Stars: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman

Votes: 59,567 | Gross: $50.15M

3. The Boxtrolls (2014)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

Votes: 50,815 | Gross: $50.84M

4. Cheatin' (2013)

76 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Sophia Takal, Jeremy Baumann, Alex Markowitz, Sita Steele

Votes: 735

5. Giovanni's Island (2014)

102 min | Animation, Drama, History

A dramatic yet heart-warming story of cross-cultural friendship among children in the aftermath of WWII, presented by Tokyo-based award-winning animation studio Production I.G. Based on true events.

Director: Mizuho Nishikubo | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukie Nakama, Yûsuke Santamaria, Tatyana Sharko

Votes: 1,477

6. Henry & Me (2014)

PG | 67 min | Animation, Family

A young boy battling illness is taken on a magical adventure by a stranger named Henry. On their journey, the boy meets New York Yankee legends, both past and present, who give him lessons about baseball and life.

Director: Barrett Esposito | Stars: Richard Gere, Chazz Palminteri, Luis Guzmán, Danny Aiello

Votes: 133

7. The Hero of Color City (2014)

G | 77 min | Animation, Family

33 Metascore

A diverse band of crayons strive to protect not only their magical multihued homeland but the imagination of children everywhere from a terrifying monster.

Director: Frank Gladstone | Stars: Owen Wilson, Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez, Wayne Brady

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.03M

8. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

76 Metascore

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 278,833 | Gross: $177.00M

9. Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

56 Metascore

A 19th-century drama about a man whose heart was replaced with a clock when he was born. The situation dictates that he should avoid feeling strong emotions -- love, most of all -- but he just can't keep his feelings under wraps.

Directors: Stéphane Berla, Mathias Malzieu | Stars: Mathias Malzieu, Olivia Ruiz, Grand Corps Malade, Jean Rochefort

Votes: 5,505

10. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

25 Metascore

Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

Directors: Will Finn, Daniel St. Pierre | Stars: Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi

Votes: 5,351 | Gross: $8.46M

11. The Lego Movie (2014)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

83 Metascore

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Votes: 304,599 | Gross: $257.76M

12. Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A stranded young ladybug forms an alliance with a squad of black ants in order to retrieve a rather unusual treasure to the ant hive.

Directors: Hélène Giraud, Thomas Szabo

Votes: 6,620

13. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann

Votes: 57,353 | Gross: $111.51M

14. Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith | Stars: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon

Votes: 72,647 | Gross: $83.35M

15. The Pirate Fairy (2014 Video)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

51 Metascore

When Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's Blue Pixie Dust and flies away, Tinker Bell and her friends sets on a journey to get them back.

Director: Peggy Holmes | Stars: Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu

Votes: 11,261

16. Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

48 Metascore

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.

Director: Roberts Gannaway | Stars: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 15,291 | Gross: $59.17M

17. Rio 2 (2014)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, Andy Garcia

Votes: 72,322 | Gross: $131.54M

18. Rocks in My Pockets (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

Signe Baumane and five women in her family battle with depression and madness.

Director: Signe Baumane | Star: Signe Baumane

Votes: 560 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Song of the Sea (2014)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

85 Metascore

Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.

Director: Tomm Moore | Stars: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 44,116 | Gross: $0.86M

20. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 29,179 | Gross: $1.51M



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