Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Annie Awards for Best Animation

Annie Awards are give out each year for animated films in categories such as:

Best Animated Feature nominees are Bolt, Kung Fu Panda, Wall·E and Waltz With Bashir
Best Animated Home Entertainment Production nominees are Batman: Gotham Knight, Christmas Is Here Again, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, Justice League: The New Frontier, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
Best Animated Short Subject nominees are Glago’s Guest, Hot Dog, Presto, Sebastian’s Voodoo, and Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Other award categories include:
Best Animated Television Commercial
Best Animated Television Production
Best Animated Television Production Produced for Children
Best Animated Video Game
Animated Effects
Character Animation in a Feature Production
Character Animation in a Television Production or Short Form
Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Directing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Music in an Animated Feature Production
Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Production Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form

JURIED AWARDS include
Winsor McCay recipients - Mike Judge, John Lasseter and Nick Park for career contributions to the art of animation
June Foray award - Bill Turner for significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation
Certificate of Merit award - Amir Avni, Mike Fontanelli, Kathy Turner, Alex Vassilev

ASIFA-Hollywood is the Los Angeles chapter of the international organization, ASIFA: The International Animated Film Society. Founded by a group of animators in 1957, and chartered by UNESCO in 1960, ASIFA encourages the art of animation and furthers international understanding and goodwill through the medium. Today, there are about thirty chapters of ASIFA all over the globe. ASIFA is a French acronym for "Association Internationale du Film D'Animation."

Click on the heading above to learn more about the Annie Awards.

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