20 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2014 OSCAR® RACE

Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Big Hero 6”
“The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls”
“Cheatin’”
“Giovanni’s Island”
“Henry & Me”
“The Hero of Color City”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”
“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”
“The Lego Movie”
“Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants”
“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
“Penguins of Madagascar”
“The Pirate Fairy”
“Planes: Fire & Rescue”
“Rio 2”
“Rocks in My Pockets”
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.  At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Muck Boots Fall 2014 Footwear Collection Features Rugged, Weatherproof Styles for Hunters, Hikers and Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Company’s Peak Essential Hiker Named a Winter Essential in OUTSIDE Magazine’s 2015 Winter Buyer’s Guide

The Original Muck Boot Company, maker of premium, high-performance outdoor footwear, introduces its new 2014 fall footwear collection with four new boots featuring the company’s comfortable, lightweight and waterproof designs for hunters, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The new fall lineup, which features the iconic brand’s signature neoprene material that makes the boots 100 percent waterproof and rated for warmth to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, includes the Peak Essential, Peak Hardcore, Pursuit Glory and Pursuit Fieldrunner. The Peak Essential was recently honored by OUTSIDE Magazine as an essential winter hiker for the season.

The Pursuit Fieldrunner and Pursuit Glory are high-performance hunting boots designed for big game hunting. Both styles offer impressive traction, support and waterproof protection for any type of hunt. The combination of the neoprene interior and Spandura® exterior provide optimal warmth for long days in the field. The Pursuit Fieldrunner, featuring a Mossy Oak Break-up Infinity® pattern, grips to tree-stand grates and features a waffle style wide-tracking outsole for impressive footing in slippery conditions. In addition to the proven scent containment properties of rubber and neoprene, the Pursuit Glory offers Inscentible® scent masking and an agion® Antimicrobial treatment. The Pursuit Glory features a Realtree Xtra® Camo pattern.

The Peak Essential and Peak Hardcore are premium hiking boots made from full grain crazy horse leather, available in either a black-brown or a darker black-charcoal color combination. These lightweight boots are built with neoprene booties inside, providing maximum warmth and 100 percent waterproof protection all the way to the top of the boot. In addition to keeping wearers’ feet warm and dry during outdoor activities this season, the boots’ stable construction offers sure-footed trekking on wet surfaces and optimal cushioning for comfort on long hikes.

A standout style from the fall 2014 collection, the Peak Essential is featured in OUTSIDE Magazine’s Winter Buyer’s Guide to the best gear for the winter sports season. Calling the hiker “the warmest, most supportive boot” in the winter essentials category, the Winter Buyer’s Guide offers readers’ insight into the results of the magazine’s field-tests of hundreds of products, making it a top resource for outdoor enthusiasts. Reviews are organized by sport and activity and only the best items on the market are featured in the guide.

To be included in OUTSIDE’s Winter Buyer’s Guide and to be recognized by such a widely regarded voice in the outdoor industry is an honor,” said Sean O’Brien, global head of footwear for The Original Muck Boot Company. “Muck Boots are a gear staple for outdoor enthusiasts in every season because they are the most lightweight boots on the market and our signature neoprene material makes them truly unique.”

The fall collection of Muck Boots is available now for purchase at all major outdoor retailers and online at www.muckbootcompany.com.