The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn has been Steven Spielberg's much-anticipated companion piece to his more dramatic War Horse, both coming out this this year. Much as been said regarding Spielberg's penchant for a "one for the critics, one more the masses" years, being it 1993 with Jurassic Park and Schindler's List, or 2005's War of the Worlds and Munich. The new international trailer, below.
However, this particular film, produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and long-time Spielberg backer Kathleen Kennedy, is a combination of motion capture and rendering animation. Though there has been no official word as to whether this film will be ruled as eligible for Best Animated Feature or not, this film will surely be a contender should the animation branch deem it eligible. The question is whether this film is strictly motion capture, or if it's motion capture with extensive animated rendering. One makes it eligible, and the other doesn't. Should it be eligible, Spielberg could be looking at one impressive year.
[Thanks to Napier's News and @nathandonarum for the links]