90th Academy Awards Top Five Best Animated Films

About 90th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 5 animated feature films and shorts for the 90th annual Academy Awards.

The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4th.

Top Five Best Animated Film Nominees


The Boss BabyTom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
The Boss Baby is based on a 2010 picture book of the same name. The movie stars Alec Baldwin as the title character. The plot follows a baby who is a secret agent in the war between babies and puppies. The film received mixed reviews and grossed over $498 million worldwide. A sequel is scheduled to be released in 2021.


Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo

The Breadwinner is based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis. A girl in Afghanistan must dress as a boy so she can support her family.



Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
Coco is based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is transported to the land of the dead. He must find a dead family member to believe in his dream of becoming a musician to return home. There are many cultural references, for example, Frida Kahlo. It has grossed over $293 million worldwide and has received positive reviews. If you enjoy past Pixar movies this movie is for you.


Carlos Saldanha and Lori Forte

Ferdinand is a film produced by Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation. It is based on Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson’s children’s book, The Story of Ferdinand. John CenaKate Mckinnon and David Tennant are featured voices.  The movie is scheduled to be released on December 15, 2017.

Ferdinand is a Spanish Fighting Bull who prefers smelling the flowers and practicing non-violence rather than chasing red cloths held by matadors in arenas.


Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart
The world’s first fully painted feature film brings the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is hand-painted by 115 professional oil-painters who traveled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios to take part in this unique production.

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