2023 Oscars Best Animated Movie Predictions

2023 Oscars Best Animated Movie Predictions

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Rank Movie Eligible Director(s) and Producer(s) Distributor 1 Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson (directors), Alexander Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, Lisa Henson, Gary Ungar Netflix A dark version of the classic children’s fairy tale of a wooden doll turning into a real living boy. 2 “Wendell & Wild” Henry Selick (director and producer), Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele (producers) Netflix Two cunning demon brothers, Wendell and Wild, face off against their nemesis, the demonic nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teenagers Kat and Raul. However, Raul can’t see them, so Kat helps Wendell and Wild to help him out. 3 “Strange World” Don Hall (director), Roy Conli (producer) Walt Disney Pictures The Legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threatened to topple their last and most crucial mission. 4 “To blush” Domee Shi (director), Lindsey Collins (producer) Pixar A 13-year-old girl named Meilin turns into a giant red panda when she gets too excited. 5 “Marcel de Shell with shoes on” Dean Fleischer-Camp (director and producer), Andrew Goldman, Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Terry Leonard, Paul Mezey, Jenny Slate (producers) A24 Feature film adaptation of the animated short in which a mollusk named Marcel is interviewed. Next in line 6 “Light Year” Angus MacLane, Galyn Susman Pixar While trying to get home for years, the stranded Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who try to steal his fuel source. 7 “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” Mark Swift, Joel Crawford DreamWorks Animation Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll, burning eight of his nine lives. Puss embarks on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives. 8 “Inu-Oh” Fumie Takeuchi, Masaaki Yuasa GKIDS A rock opera about the power of music and a powerful statement about artistic freedom. A dancer with an ancient curse and a blind biwa priest conquer 14th-century Japan with their daring performances, but those in power threaten to pull the plug on their exciting concerts. 9 “The Sea Beast” Jed Schlanger, Chris Williams Netflix When a young girl hides on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into unknown waters – and make history, too. 10 “Minions: The Rise of Gru” Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud Universal images/lighting The untold story of a twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest super villain. Other top candidates 13 “My Father’s Dragon” Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Paul Young Netflix 16 “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” Loren Bouchard, Bernard Derriman, George Chang, Janelle Momary, Nora Smith 20th century studios 11 “Luck” John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, David Eisenmann, Peggy Holmes Original Apple Movies/Skydance 12 “The Bad Guys” Rebecca Huntley, Damon Ross Universal photos 14 “driving home” Koji Yamamoto Netflix 15 “Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon” Richard Claus, Cesar Zelada, Jose Zelada, Sergio Zelada Call! Studios 17 “Scrooge: A Christmas Song” Ralph Kamp, Stephen Donnelly Netflix 18 “DC League of Super Pets” Patricia Hicks, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Jared Stern Warner Bros. 19 “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” Guy Collins, Yair Landau, Rob Minkoff, Adam Nagle, Peter Nagle, Susan Purcell, Damien Simonklein, Chris Bailey, Mark Koetsier Paramount Pictures 20 “Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood” Richard Linklater, Mike Blizzard, Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix Netflix All participants listed (unranked-alphabetical) “Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon” Richard Claus, Cesar Zelada, Jose Zelada, Sergio Zelada Call! Studios “Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood” Richard Linklater, Mike Blizzard, Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix Netflix “Chicken Tenderloin and the Hamster of Darkness” Ben Stassen (director and producer), Caroline Van Iseghem, Matthieu Zeller (producers) Sony Pictures International “DC League of Super Pets” Patricia Hicks, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Jared Stern Warner Bros. “driving home” Koji Yamamoto Netflix “fire heart” To add hulu Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Guillermo del Toro, Alexander Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, Lisa Henson, Gary Ungaro Netflix “Inu-Oh” Fumie Takeuchi, Masaaki Yuasa GKIDS “Own” To add No US distribution “Light Year” Angus MacLane, Galyn Susman Pixar “Luck” John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, David Eisenmann, Peggy Holmes Original Apple Movies/Skydance “Marcel de Shell with shoes on” Dean Fleischer-Camp, Andrew Goldman, Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Terry Leonard, Paul Mezey A24 “Minions: The Rise of Gru” Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud Universal images/lighting “My Father’s Dragon” Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Paul Young Netflix “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” Guy Collins, Yair Landau, Rob Minkoff, Adam Nagle, Peter Nagle, Susan Purcell, Damien Simonklein, Chris Bailey, Mark Koetsier Paramount Pictures “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” Mark Swift, Joel Crawford DreamWorks Animation “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie” Mark Mertens, Andy Suriano Netflix “Scrooge: A Christmas Song” Ralph Kamp, Stephen Donnelly Netflix “Strange World” Don Hall, Roy Conlic Walt Disney Pictures “Suzume no tojimari” To add Sony Pictures Classics “The Bad Guys” Rebecca Huntley, Damon Ross Universal photos “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” Loren Bouchard, Bernard Derriman, George Chang, Janelle Momary, Nora Smith 20th century studios “The Deer King” Andô Masashi, Masayuki Miyaji (directors), David Jesteadt, Jorge Soto Marin, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklass, Rodney Uhler (producers) “The Sea Beast” Jed Schlanger, Chris Williams Netflix “To blush” Lindsey Collins, Domee Shic Pixar “Wendell & Wild” Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele, Henry Selick Netflix

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