Will Disney continue its Oscar winning streak and claim Best Animated Feature for the fifth consecutive year? The mouse house has three films in the competition this year — “Zootopia,” “Moana,” and “Finding Dory,” the sequel to “Finding Nemo,” the winner of this race in 2003. The studio’s most recent Oscar winners are “Brave” (2012), “Frozen” (2013), “Big Hero 6” (2014), and “Inside Out” (2015).
Sony could also be a major player with the raunchy hit “Sausage Party” from Seth Rogen as well as “The Angry Birds Movie.” And Sony Pictures Classics has “The Red Turtle.” DreamWorks Animation (with partner 20th Century Fox) competes with both “Kung Fu Panda 3” and the upcoming “Trolls,” featuring music from Justin Timberlake,
Illumination and Universal Pictures have the blockbuster “The Secret Life of Pets” and the upcoming “Sing.” GKids is in the hunt again with “Miss Hokusai,” “My Life as a Zucchini,” and “April and the Extraordinary World.” Focus has high hopes for “Kubo and the Two Strings” plus “Ratchet and Clank.” Netflix could claim a slot for “The Little Prince.” Warner Bros. is in the mix with “Storks.”
We have now launched this category in our predictions center with these 22 films, so make your picks now for the five nominees and ultimate winner in 2017.
Correction: The original version of this post credited Timberlake with the music for “Sing” instead.
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