Up Wins Big At The 37th Annual Annie Awards

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The 37th Annual Annie Awards which recognizes the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation saw Pixar’s Up win Best Animated Film and Best Directing in a Feature. The Oscar contender beat out some heavy competition including Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Secret of Kells making it the sure bet for this year’s Academy Awards. Walt Disney Studios was the biggest winner overall, taking home a total of six Annies, including three for the hand-drawn critical favourite, The Princess and the Frog, while Dreamworks Studios garnered five Annies for their numerous made for TV productions.

2010 Annie Awards winners:

  • Animated Feature: Up
  • Home Entertainment Production: Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
  • Animated Short: Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5
  • Animated TV Commercial: Spanish Lottery “Deportees”
  • Animated TV Production: Prep and Landing
  • Animated TV Production for Children: The Penguins of Madagascar
  • Animated Effects: James Mansfield, The Princess and the Frog
  • Character Animation in TV Production: Phillip To, Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
  • Character Animation in Feature: Eric Goldberg, The Princess and the Frog
  • Character Design in TV Production: Bill Schwab, Prep and Landing
  • Character Design in Feature: Shane Prigmore, Coraline
  • Directing in TV Production: Bret Haaland, The Penguins of Madagascar “Launchtime”
  • Directing in Feature: Pete Docter, Up
  • Music in TV Production: Guy Moon, The Fairly OddParents: “Wishology-The Big Beginning”
  • Music in Feature: Bruno Coulais, Coraline
  • Production Design in TV Production: Andy Harkness, Prep and Landing
  • Production Design in Feature: Tadahiro Uesugi, Coraline
  • Storyboarding in TV: Robert Koo, Merry Madagascar
  • Storyboarding in Feature: Tom Owens, Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Voiceacting in TV: Tom Kenny as SpongeBob, SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Voiceacting in Feature: Jen Cody as Charlotte, The Princess and the Frog
  • Writing in TV Production: Daniel Chun, The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX
  • Writing in Feature: Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Winsor McCay Award: Tim Burton, Bruce Timm, Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • June Foray: Tom Sito
  • Ub Iwerks Award: William T. Reeves
  • Special Achievement: Martin Meunier and Brian McLean
  • Certificate of Merit: Myles Mikulic, Danny Young and Michael Woodside

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