Oscar screeners: Disney/Pixar sends ‘Finding Dory’

It is a good time to be an Oscar voter if you are a fan of animated fare. Last week, Disney delivered academy members a screener of “Zootopia,” the current frontrunner to win Best Animated Feature, while Columbia couriered a DVD of “Sausage Party,” its R-rated entry in that race and Universal sent screeners of its summer hit “The Secret Life of Pets.” On Monday, the Pixar side of the Disney studio

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Pixar, the pioneer of the recent resurgence in animation, has won this race eight times including for “Finding Nemo” in 2003. The sequel focuses on Dory, the friendly but forgetful blue tang fish (Ellen DeGeneres) as she searches for her long-lost parents. It earned rave reviews (94% on Rotten Tomatoes) and recently surpassed $1 billion world-wide.

To date, 23 films have been delivered. Expect that number to rise in the days leading up to Thanksgiving (a prime time to catch up on contenders.) Below, a list of these titles with the most recent first.

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Nov. 21: “Finding Dory

Nov. 18: “Deepwater Horizon”
Nov. 18: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Nov. 17: “Sully”

Nov. 15: “The Secret Life of Pets”
Nov. 15: “Sausage Party”

Nov. 14: “Captain America: Civil War”
Nov. 14: “The Jungle Book”
Nov. 14: “Zootopia”

Nov. 11: “The Birth of a Nation”

Nov. 9: “Hell or High Water”

Nov. 7: “Captain Fantastic”
Nov. 7: “Denial”
Nov. 7: “Eye in the Sky”

Nov. 1: “Cafe Society”
Nov. 1: “Love and Friendship”
Nov. 1: “The Neon Demon”

Oct. 18: “Long Way North”

Oct. 12: “Hello, My Name is Doris”

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Sept. 24: “I Saw the Light”
Sept. 24: “The Meddler”

Aug. 30: “Maggie’s Plan”
Aug. 30: “Miles Ahead”

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