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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 Annie Award Nominees Announced

Gwen sends a letter to Santa in Arthur Christmas
[Source: ToonZone] ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 39th annual Annie Awards, recognizing what they consider the best of animation for 2011. Nominees for Best Animated Feature are:
  • A Cat in Paris – Folimage
  • Arrugas (Wrinkles) - Perro Verde Films, S.L.
  • Arthur Christmas – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations
  • Cars 2 – Pixar Animation Studios
  • Chico & Rita – Chico & Rita Distribution Limited
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 – DreamWorks Animation
  • Puss In Boots – DreamWorks Animation
  • Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production
  • Rio – Blue Sky Studios
  • Tintin – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall
Best Animated Short Subject nominees are:
  • "Adam and Dog" – Lodge Films
  • "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat" – Warner Bros. Animation
  • "La Luna" – Pixar Animation Studios
  • "(Notes on) Biology" – Ornana Films
  • "Paths of Hate" – Platige Image
  • "Sunday" – National Film Board of Canada
  • "The Ballad of Nessie" –Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • "The Girl and the Fox" – Base14
  • "Wild Life" – National Film Board of Canada and Studio GDS
Best General Audience Animated TV Production nominees are:
  • Archer – FX Productions
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Hoops & YoYo Ruin Christmas – Hallmark
  • MAD – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole Season 2 – Starburns Industries, Inc.
  • Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice – Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd.
  • The Simpsons – Gracie Films
The Winsor McCay Award will be given to Walt Peregoy, Borge Ring, and Robert Searle. The June Foray Award will be given to Art Leonardi, and a Special Achievement Award will be given to Depth Analysis.

For a full list of all nominees in all categories, visit
the Annie Awards website. The awards will be given out on February 4, 2012.

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