The 89th Academy Awards is right around the corner. This Sunday,the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will crown the chosen few for their excellent work and accomplishments in film this past year. There’s been lots of chatter in the office this week as to who will be awarded an Oscar in the Animated Featured Film category. While we’re hoping that Kubo and the Two Strings is announced as the winner, we’ve got a feeling that Zootopia will be the one to take it home. Below, see the trailers and film synopsis of each nominee for The Oscars. Then tweet us your predictions or begin a conversation with us on LinkedIn!
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
Young Kubo, whose late father was a legendary samurai, lives with his mother, a once-powerful witch who depleted her powers to protect Kubo from her own vengeful father. After his mother sacrifices herself for him, Kubo goes on a mission to find three items belonging to his father that will help him harness his magical powers.
John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
Teenager Moana has always felt drawn to the ocean, despite her father’s dictate that no one on their Polynesian island is to go beyond its encircling reef. When danger threatens her home, Moana searches for Maui, a mischievous demigod, who becomes an unlikely ally as she matures into the hero her people need.
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
Claude Barras and Max Karli
After the death of his alcoholic mother, nine-year-old Zucchini moves into a group foster home. Much to his surprise, Zucchini begins to make friends with the other children, who have had similarly difficult lives. As he matures and wrestles with feelings about his complicated past, Zucchini gains the confidence to shape his future.
THE RED TURTLE
Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
A sailor stranded on a deserted island builds a series of rafts as he attempts to return home, but each voyage is thwarted by a giant sea turtle with a red shell. After the turtle mysteriously transforms, the sailor learns to appreciate the beauty of an ordinary life lived in tune with nature’s rhythms.
Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer
Feisty rabbit Judy Hopps is a rookie cop in the city of Zootopia, which is inhabited by 64 different species of mammals. While investigating a missing-persons case, Judy partners with conman fox Nick Wilde, and their relationship challenges their assumptions about friendship between those traditionally regarded as predator and prey.