ASIFA is off Diz Co.'s naughty list.
The 39th annual Annie Awards, a celebrated but controversial prize in the world of animation, announced its "call for entries" on Thursday -- and in a major change from last year, TheWrap has learned that Disney/Pixar will be among the companies submitting entries.
... [T]hough Disney/Pixar has made no formal announcement, a source with knowledge of the ASIFA process says the studio will once again take part in the organization and its awards show. ...
ASIFA has gone through some seismic changes recently. New leadership. New awards procedures. Fresh outreach. I've pretty much lost interest in shiny gold statues, what with the explosion of awards ceremonies (SAG, ASIFA, MTV, Oscars, People's Choice, where will it end?) But I know they help commerce, and enhance the ability of our fine, entertainment conglomerates to remain solvent. So if one of the awards societies and a large company are now smooching and making up, I'm all for it.