The Strange Case of the Best Animation Feature Oscar Nominees--2015 | David Wallechinsky

February 19, 2015 6:00 PM

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The Strange Case of the Best Animation Feature Oscar Nominees--2015 | David Wallechinsky

This year's five Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature have something unusual in common: in none of them is the young protagonist raised by his or her birth mother.

In Disney's Big Hero 6, Hiro and his brother Tadashi have been raised by their aunt. In DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup's mother abandoned him and he was raised by his father. The protagonists of Song of the Sea from Ireland, Ben and Saoirse, were also abandoned by their mother and ra...

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