Indian animated films submitted for Oscar

Los Angeles: Indian animated movies "Hey Krishna" and "Delhi Safari" feature in the list that has been submitted for the 85th Academy Awards in the Animated Feature Film category.

Directed by Nikhil Advani, "Delhi Safari" is a 3D animation movie which follows the story of a bunch of animal, who travel to Delhi to protect their habitat. The film features voices of actors Akshaye Khanna, Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani, and Urmila Matondkar.

"Hey Krishna" (Krishna Aur Kans) is also a 3D film directed by Vikram Veturi.

A total of 21 animated films have been submitted for the Oscar race. Other movies which make it to the list are "Wreck-It", "Ralph", "Brave", "Madagascar 3", "Adventures in Zambezia", "Dr Seuss` The Lorax", "Frankenweenie", "From Up on Poppy Hill", "Hotel Transylvania", "Ice Age Continental Drift", "A Liar`s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python`s Graham Chapman" and "The Mystical Laws".

Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category`s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process, a statement from the Academy said.

The final nominations will be announced on January 10, followed by a gala awards ceremony on February 24. PTI