Sun. Oct 25th, 2020

2021 Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED FEATURE (October)

While Disney/Pixar’s Soul is the sure-fire frontrunner, Apple is going to give serious chase with Wolfwalkers (with GKIDS) and Netflix, who came close to winning here last season, will try to topple the Mouse House once again, this time with Over the Moon.

At the moment, we have 16 contenders, which would give us five nominees. All would need to hit the eligibility requirement for that to happen; if any fails to we’ll be back to a three-nomination year here for the first time in 10 years.

Here are my ranked 2021 Oscar prediction in Animated Feature for October.

1. Soul (Pixar)
Pete Docter, Dana Murray

2. Wolfwalkers (Apple TV+/GKIDS)
Stéphan Roelants, Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young, Nora Twomey

3. Over the Moon (Netflix)
Glen Keane, Peilin Chou, Gennie Rim

4. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix)
Richard Phelan, Will Becher

5. Onward (Pixar)
Dan Scanlon, Kori Rae

Other Contenders

Brightheart (TriCoast Worldwide)
Weifeng Deng, Astrid Wang, Yunfei Wang, Brett Zharig

Connected (Sony Pictures Animation)
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Mike Rianda

The Croods: A New Age (Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation)
Mark Swift, Joel Crawford

Lupin III: The First (GKIDS)
Takashi Yamazaki, Takeshi Ito, Naoaki Kitajima, Koji Nozaki

On-Gaku: Our Sound (GKIDS)
Kenji Iwaisawa

Ride Your Wave (GKIDS)
Masaaki Yuasa

Rumble (Paramount Pictures)
Hamish Grieve, Mark Bakshi, Brad Booker

Scoob! (Warner Bros)
Tony Cervone, Pam Coats, Allison Abbate

Trolls: World Tour (Universal Pictures)
Walt Dohm, Gina Shay

The Willoughbys (Netflix)
Kris Pearn, Brenda Gilbert, Luke Carroll

Wish Dragon (Sony Pictures)
Chris Appelhans, Chris Bremble, Aron Warner, Jackie Chan, Qi Jianhong

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