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'Frozen' the hot favorite for animated Oscar

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 01:38

Feb. 25 - With the Academy Awards just days away we take a look at the five contenders for best animated feature, with Disney's 'Frozen' favorite to win. Francis Maguire reports.

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And the nominees for the Academy Award for best animated feature are... "The Croods" tells the story of a caveman family's journey through an unfamiliar world to find a new home after their cave is destroyed. The movie made 500million dollars worldwide and stars Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone. "Despicable Me 2" follows former supervillain, Gru, who is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to deal with a powerful new super criminal. Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig star in the movie, which earned 1billion dollars globally. "Ernest & Celestine" - this limited-release French film depicts an unlikely friendship between a bear and young mouse. An English-dubbed version is expected later this year with Forest Whitaker. Disney's latest princess-themed film, "Frozen", is this year's front-runner. The story about two sisters whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in eternal winter has taken nearly 1 billion dollars at the global box office. And rounding out the category is Japanese movie "The Wind Rises". The movie look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi (JEE-RO HOREE-KOSHI), who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War Two. The five films have made roughly 2.5billion dollars combined worldwide. And we'll find out who gets to pick up the Oscar on March 2nd.

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'Frozen' the hot favorite for animated Oscar

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 01:38