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Nominees for the 38th Annual Annie Awards

Nominees for the 38th Annual Annie Awards

Just recently, the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the nominees for 38th Annual Annie Awards. The awards recognize the best in animated movies, TV, commercials, shorts, video games and individual achievement — so, in other words, everything that we love! We’ll have to wait to find out which projects won until they’re announced at the ceremony on Saturday, February 5th. Let’s take a look at some of the big categories, and let us know who you think should win in each!!

Best Animated Feature

Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment
How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation
Tangled – Disney
The Illusionist – Django Films
Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar

Best Animated Television Production

Futurama – The Curiosity Company in association with 20te Century Fox Television
Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation
Scared Shrekless – DreamWorks Animation
Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Arc Troopers” – Lucasfilm Animation
The Simpsons – Gracie Films

Best Animated Television Production for Children

Adventure Time – Cartoon Network Studios
Cloudbread – GIMC
Fanboy & Chum Chum – Nickelodeon Frederator
Regular Show – Cartoon Network Studios
SpongeBob SquarePants – Nickelodeon

Best Animated Television Commercial

Children’s Medical Center – DUCK Studios
Frito Lay Dips “And Then There Was Salsa” – LAIKA/house
How To Train Your Dragon Winter Olympic Interstitial “Speed Skating” – DreamWorks Animation
McDonald’s “Spaceman Stu” – DUCK Studios
Pop Secret “When Harry Met Sally” – Nathan Love

Special Juried Awards, which celebrate career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation will, will be awarded to:

Winsor McCay Award – Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg and Matt Groening, for career contributions to the art of animation
June Foray Award – Ross Iwamoto for significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation
Ub Iwerks Award – Autodesk for development of digital entertainment creation tools
Special Achievement Annie Award – Waking Sleeping Beauty for the documentary about the ups and downs of Disney Animation (1984-1994)

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