Hotel Transylvania, Brave & Frankenweenie on Oscars shortlist

Hits such as Brave, Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and Hotel Transylvania will battle it out for a spot on the five-strong nominees list in January (13) after the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences announced its shortlist on Friday (02Nov12).

ParaNorman, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Ice Age Continental Drift also make the list, as does acclaimed South African film Adventures in Zambezia and France’s Zarafa.