Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Up" Wins Annie Award

Pixar Animation Studio's "Up" received the Best Animated Feature Award from ASIFA-Hollywood. The 37th Annual Annie Awards were presented in a ceremony in Los Angeles Saturday, February 6, 2010.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, director, producer and one of pop culture's most recognizable figures, William Shatner, hosted the Awards ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA. The black-tie evening began with a pre-reception at 5 p.m. followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. and post award party at 10 p.m. The Annie Awards ceremony is webcast on www.annieawards.org beginning Tuesday, February 9, 2010.

The awards for designers included:

Best Animated Feature - Up - Pixar Animation Studios
Best Home Entertainment Production - Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder - The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Best Animated Short Subject - Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5 - ShadowMachine
Best Animated Television Commercial - Spanish Lottery "Deportees" - Acme Filmworks, Inc.
Best Animated Television Production - Prep and Landing - ABC Family/Walt Disney Animation Studios
Best Animated Television Production for Children The Penguins of Madagascar - Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation
Animated Effects - James Mansfield "The Princess and the Frog" - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Character Animation in a Television Production - Phillip To "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" - DreamWorks Animation
Character Animation in a Feature Production - Eric Goldberg "The Princess and the Frog" - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Character Design in a Television Production - Bill Schwab "Prep and Landing" - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Character Design in a Feature Production - Shane Prigmore "Coraline" - Laika
Directing in a Television Production - Bret Haaland "The Penguins of Madagascar - Launchtime" - Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation
Directing in a Feature Production - Pete Docter "Up" - Pixar Animation Studios
Production Design in a Television Production - Andy Harkness "Prep and Landing" - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Production Design in a Feature Production - Tadahiro Uesugi "Coraline" - Laika
Storyboarding in a Television Production - Robert Koo "Merry Madagascar" - DreamWorks Animation
Storyboarding in a Feature Production - Tom Owens "Monsters vs. Aliens" DreamWorks Animation

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