Thirty-two movies are up for consideration for this year’s Best Animated Feature Academy Award — and one of them is Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, which stands out considering that Primal is a limited series made up of five, 22-minute episodes. To qualify for the Best Animated Feature award, a movie must be over 40 minutes long with a seven-day theatrical run in Los Angeles.
The title submitted is Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal – Tales of Savagery, which is not one of the five episodes which aired earlier in October, but instead refers to the series as a whole. Adult Swim confirmed with Polygon that the submission is an anthology version of the limited series. Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal – Tales of Savagery apparently achieved its qualifying theatrical run earlier, though Adult Swim has no plans on giving the anthology a wide release in the future.
In addition to Pixar, Disney, and Dreamworks competing with their slate of films, Netflix has tossed its hat into the game with the submission of upcoming Santa-origin story Klaus, French indie film I Lost My Body, and long-gestating Pachama. GKids submitted surprise international hit Promare and the upcoming Weathering with You, Your Name director Makoto Shinkai’s next movie, along with eight other titles. The photorealistically animated Lion King remake is not among the submitted titles, despite being fully animated. (The blockbuster is expected to compete in the special effects category.)
The full list of submitted titles can be found below. The five nominations will be revealed in January.
The Addams Family
The Angry Birds Movie 2
Another Day of Life
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
Children of the Sea
Dilili in Paris
Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales of Savagery
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
The Last Fiction
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Marona’s Fantastic Tale
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Spies in Disguise
The Swallows of Kabul
This Magnificent Cake!
Toy Story 4
Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon
Weathering with You