41st Annual Annie Awards Nominees Announced

41st Annual Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood announced today the nominations for its 41st Annual Annie Awards. With 30 award categories that encompass animation production, individual achievement, and juried awards, the Annie Awards honor and recognize the year’s best animation in film, TV, and commercials.

A complete list of this year’s nominees can be found on the Annie Awards official website. Some of the production category nominees this year include:

Best Animated Feature

  • A Letter to Momo – 
  • Despicable Me 2 – 
Universal Pictures
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen – 
Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Monsters University – 
Pixar Animation Studios
  • The Croods
 – DreamWorks Animation
  • The Wind Rises
 – Studio Ghibli and The Walt Disney Studios

Best Animated Special Production

  • Chipotle Scarecrow
 – Moonbot Studios
  • Listening Is an Act of Love
 – StoryCorps
  • Room on the Broom – 
Magic Light Pictures
  • Toy Story OF TERROR!
- Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Short Subject

  • Despicable Me 2 – Puppy
 – Universal Pictures
  • Get A Horse!
 – Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Gloria Victoria
 – National Film Board of Canada
  • My Mom is an Airplane
 – Acme Filmworks
  • The Numberlys – 
Moonbot Studios

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial

  • Despicable Me 2 – Cinemark
 – Universal Pictures
  • Sound of the Woods – Acme Filmworks
  • The Polar Bears Movie
 – CAA Marketing

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

  • Bubble Guppies
 – Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Disney’s Sofia the First
 – Disney Television Animation
  • Doc McStuffins
 – Disney Television Animation
  • Justin Time
 – Guru Studio
  • Peter Rabbit – Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience

  • Adventure Time – 
Cartoon Network Studios
  • Beware the Batman
 – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Disney’s Gravity Falls
 – Disney Television Animation
  • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness – 
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Regular Show – 
Cartoon Network Studios
  • Scaredy Squirrel – 
Nelvana Ltd.
  • Teen Titans Go!
 – Warner Bros. Animation
  • The Legend of Korra
 – Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production

  • Archer
 – FX Networks
  • Bob’s Burgers – 
Bento Box Entertainment
  • Disney’s Tron Uprising
 – Disney Television Animation
  • Futurama
 – 20th Century Fox Television
  • Motorcity
 – Titmouse Inc.

Created in 1972 by voice talent legend June Foray, “ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the animation archive, animation film preservation, special events, classes and screenings.”

The Annie Awards will be held on February 1, 2014 at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. For the latest Annie Awards information, visit the Annie Awards website and follow AISFA-Hollywood on Twitter.

Source: AISFA-Hollywood

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