Oscars 2020: Best Animated Feature Predictions

Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” leads a field of sequel-heavy studio contenders for Best Animated Feature, along with rival Disney’s “Frozen 2” and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” But indies are well represented, too, with Netflix’s existential French mystery, “I Lost My Body” (voted Best Animated Feature by the Nyfcc and Lafca), and the innovative 2D Santa origin story, “Klaus,” from Spanish director Sergio Pablos (creator of “Despicable Me”).GKids also has several contenders once again, led by the Japanese anime sensation,”Weathering With You” (from “Your Name” director Makoto Shinkai), an exquisite climate change romantic fantasy, and Denis Do’s “Funan,” a harrowing political drama of a family’s struggle to survive the Khmer Rouge reign of terror in Cambodia.“I Lost My Body,” Jérémy Clapin’s existential, graphic mystery about a severed hand trying to reconnect with its body, is the year’s boldest animated feature.

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