'Delhi Safari' poster
'Delhi Safari' poster

Nikhil Advani's "Delhi Safari" and Vikram Vetturi's "Hey Krishna" were submitted for the 85th Academy Awards in the animated feature film category along with 19 other movies.

If selected the films will win an official nomination at the prestigious awards ceremony. The final shortlisted nominated movies will be announced on Jan 10, 2013, at 5.30 am.

"It's a matter of prestige to be in the company of films like Ice Age 4: Continental Drift and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. I'm happy for my entire crew who has worked hard for over six years on this film," Advani said according to The Times of India.

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

Earlier, Anurag Basu's romantic comedy "Barfi!" was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars 2013 in the foreign film category.

Here is the list of 21 animated films submitted for consideration to the Oscars:

1.      Adventures in Zambezia

2.      Brave

3.      Delhi Safari

4.      Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

5.      Frankenweenie

6.      From Up on Poppy Hill

7.      Hey Krishna

8.      Hotel Transylvania

9.      Ice Age Continental Drift

10.  A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman

11.  Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

12.  The Mystical Laws

13.  The Painting

14.  ParaNorman

15.  The Pirates! Band of Misfits

16.  The Rabbi's Cat

17.  Rise of the Guardians

18.  Secret of the Wings

19.  Walter & Tandoori's Christmas

20.  Wreck-It Ralph

21.  Zarafa