The Academy has announced the 10 animated short films that have advanced in this year's Oscar race. Five nominees will be announced along with all other categories on January 15, 2015.

Worth noting: Between "Footprints" here and "Cheatin'" in the animated feature race, legend in the field Bill Plympton has two shots at Oscar recognition this year.

The biggest absence here is "Lava" from Pixar, which was apparently eligible despite releasing with next year's feature "Inside Out." Disney is represented by "Big Hero 6" tag-along "Feast," however.

Check out the full list below.

"The Bigger Picture," Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)
"Coda," Alan Holly, director (And Maps And Plans)
"The Dam Keeper," Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)
"Duet," Glen Keane, director (Glen Keane Productions & ATAP)
"Feast," Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
"Footprints," Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
"Me and My Moulton," Torill Kove, director (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)
"The Numberlys," William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios)
"A Single Life," Joris Oprins, director (Job, Joris & Marieke)
"Symphony No. 42," Réka Bucsi, director (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.