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The Latest Outrage From Disney Fans Is Getting Pretty Intense

When Disney fans feel they've been wronged, they're not apt to let it go.

Throngs of them strapped on their mouse ears and took to the internet to protest the fact that Frozen 2, the well-received sequel to the 2013 smash hit Frozen, failed to garner an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Film. The flick was one of several notable releases to get the cold shoulder from the Academy.

Just in case the Frozen movies aren't on your radar, it might be helpful to know that the original film became an absolute cultural phenomenon on the strength of its inventive story, dazzling animation, and one very, very catchy song ("Let It Go," written by the husband and wife team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and performed by the film's star Idina Menzel). The film was not only nominated for Best Animated Film, it won, beating out such stiff competition as Despicable Me 2 and The Croods.

Of course, it's also worth noting that Frozen went on to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, so perhaps it just had a stronger hold on the public's imagination. It held that title until last year, when it was beaten... by Frozen 2. So much for that excuse.

Despite being received rapturously by fans and sporting animation which was somehow even more eye-popping than its predecessor, Frozen 2 received one paltry nomination, for Best Original Song ("Into the Unknown," also written by Anderson-Lopez and Anderson). The lack of love had the internet plenty irate, and as the internet is wont to do, it voiced its collective opinion loudly and with maximum snark.

What did fans have to say about Frozen 2's Oscar snub?

The films that did get noms for Best Animated Feature this year: Netflix's Klaus and I Lost My Body, Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, United Artists' Missing Link, and Toy Story 4, from Disney subsidiary Pixar. We know what you're thinking, and no, not even the inclusion of Pixar's four-quel was enough to quell Disney fans' outrage.

Shouted user @randomfrozenfan, "CAN SOMEBODY EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THE HELL FROZEN 2 WASN'T NOMINATED FOR OSCARS? HAVE WE BEEN ROBBED AGAIN?" Replies to the tweet unanimously stumped for the superiority of Frozen 2 over Toy Story 4, which... well, we think it's a toss-up, if we're being honest.

User @Youwithmustache just seemed downright dejected. "The Oscars is so broken," they wrote. "Where is Frozen 2 and Weathering With You?" The latter, by the way, is a Japanese animated feature that has gotten truckloads of accolades but is receiving only a belated, extremely limited U.S. release.

Perhaps the best case for the egregiousness of the snub, though, was posted by user @mcuridley, who simply wrote, "Frozen 2 should've won Best Animated Film." (Note: that's "won," not "been nominated for.") Along with the post was a series of screenshots showing off the flick's absolutely beautiful animation; if you've ever wondered why it took Disney six years to follow up a movie as successful as Frozen, look no further than these stills. Better yet, just watch the movie; it's awesome.

What other movies got snubbed for 2020 Oscar nominations?

Frozen 2 certainly wasn't the only flick to get short shrift. The Academy's voters overlooked a number of movies, directors, and performances that were more than worthy of nomination. Among the most obvious: Knives Out, writer/director Rian Johnson's devilishly clever, critically acclaimed whodunit. The flick received just one nod, for Johnson's screenplay; observers had thought that nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Daniel Craig) were in the bag.

Also getting a big fat snub-ola: Greta Gerwig, who seemed a shoo-in for a Best Director nomination for Little Women. The flick was nominated for six awards, including Best Picture — but despite that, and the fact that Gerwig was previously nominated for a directing statue for 2018's Lady Bird, the Academy failed to hand her a nod (or, for that matter, to nominate any women in the directing category).

Also left out in the cold: Adam Sandler, whose performance in Uncut Gems seemed to guarantee him an a Best Actor nod; Jennifer Lopez, who turned in the best performance of her career (and absolutely one of the best in any film all year) in Hustlers; Lupita Nyong'o, whose towering performance in Jordan Peele's Us anchored that masterful film; and Dolemite is My Name, which garnered exactly zero nominations despite being amazing.

Oh, yes: Avengers: Endgame received only one nomination, for its visual effects. In case you forgot, this is the film that a) expertly concluded a 22-movie narrative, b) captured the world's imagination for months, c) is one of the greatest superhero films ever, and d) is the highest-grossing film in history. We suppose even the Avengers can't win 'em all.