Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Annies!

Since our friends at ASIFA were kind enough to ship all their nomination for '09 to us earlier this morning, we give the announcement to you here in its pristine form:

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials,short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog” received eight nominations, including Best Animated Feature and individual nominations for animated effects, character animation, production design and voice acting, while its “Prep and Landing” received nine nominations including Best Animated Television Production and individual nominations for character animation, character design, music, production design, storyboarding and writing.

DreamWorks Animation received 11 nominations, including Best Animated Television Production for “Merry Madagascar.”

Laika received a total of 10 nominations including Best Animated Feature “Coraline” and Pixar Animation Studios received a total of nine nominations including Best Animated Feature “Up.”

Completing the list of Best Animated Features nominated are:“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” Sony Pictures Animation, “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” 20th Century Fox and “The Secret of Kells,” Cartoon Saloon ...

Nickelodeon leads the field in television with 12 nominations, including three for Best Animated Television Production Produced for Children: “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “The Mighty B!,” and “The Penguins of Madagascar.” Completing the nominations in this category are Disney Television’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and Cartoon Network Studio’s “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.”

Nominees for the Best Animated Television Production are “Glenn Martin, DDS,” Tornante, Cuppa Coffee Studios & Rogers Communications, “Merry Madagascar,” DreamWorks Animation, “Prep and Landing,” ABC Family/Walt Disney Animation Studios, and “The Simpsons,” Gracie Films.

Winners will be announced at the 37th Annual Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at UCLA’s Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA ...

For a complete listing of Annie Award nominations and event information, please go to www.annieawards.org. ...

Jurying the Annie Awards takes a great deal of time and a great deal of work, and there is no compensation involved. Hats off to the members of ASIFA who went through endless hours of viewing dvds and film to achieve the current slate of nominees.


Anonymous said...

It's nice to see Astro Boy get a couple of nods, one of them in the writing category. It fully deserves it. Too bad it didn't get a best Feature nod as well; it deserved that much more than did Fantastic Mr. Fox. But then so did Ponyo. Wonder why that wasn't nominated?

Michael said...

Wow. Lots of good animation this year. And in lots of different techniques. That makes me happy.

Anonymous said...

No love for Batman: The Brave and the Bold? Why do the Annies hate action/adventure cartoons?

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