Will 'Frozen' tie Oscars record for animated films?

By Daniel Boneschansker
By Daniel Boneschansker
Jan 13 2014 06:42 am
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Our odds have "Frozen" in the top position to take two categories at the Oscars:

Best Animated Feature (odds of 9/5)
That is a strong lead over "The Wind Rises" (3/1), "Monsters University" (6/1), "Despicable Me 2" (9/1) and "The Croods" (9/1).

Best Original Song (odds of 13/8)
"Let It Go" is the favorite ahead of "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (9/2), "Young and Beautiful" from "The Great Gatsby" (6/1), "The Moon Song" from "Her" (12/1), and "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" (16/1).

As no full-length animated film has ever won more than two Oscars, meaning Disney's blockbuster is on track to tie the record of: 

"Pinocchio" (1940) -- Best Original Song ("When You Wish Upon a Star") + Best Original Score

"Fantasia" (1941) -- 2 Honorary Oscars

"The Little Mermaid" (1989) -- Best Original Song ("Under the Sea") + Best Original Score

"Beauty and the Beast" (1991) -- Best Original Song ("Beauty and the Beast") + Best Original Score

"Aladdin" (1992) -- Best Original Song ("A Whole New World") + Best Original Score

"The Lion King" (1994) -- Best Original Song ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight") + Best Original Score

"Pocahontas" (1995) -- Best Original Song ("Colors of the Wind") + Best Original Musical or Comedy Score

"The Incredibles" (2004) -- Best Animated Feature + Best Sound Editing

"Up" (2009) -- Best Animated Feature + Best Original Score

"Toy Story 3" (2010) -- Best Animated Feature + Best Original Song ("We Belong Together")

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Had the Best Animated Feature category, which was introduced in 2001, been around earlier, the following might have taken home three Oscars: "Pinocchio," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," and "The Lion King." "Pocahontas" probably would have been bested by "Toy Story" as the latter was the first animated film to score a nomination in a writing category.

While "Mary Poppins" (1965) and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) have both surpassed this Oscar barrier, with five and three wins respectively, but neither film was fully-animated.

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