Monday, December 1, 2008

Awards Watch: Annie Nominations

The nominees for the International Animated Film Society's 2008 Annie Awards have been announced ... and a panda shall lead them. DreamWorks' hit Kung Fu Panda leads the field with a butt-kickin' 16 nominations, plus 8 more for its video game and Secrets of the Furious Five spin-offs.

That leaves only seven for the expected front-runner, Disney/Pixar's WALL-E, which found itself surprisingly left off the list for its screenplay and score. Both films were nominated for the big prize, Best Animated Feature, along with Disney's Bolt, the stop motion $9.99 from Australia and the toon doc Waltz With Bashir from Israel. See the comments section below for a quick look at all the film nominations. The final awards will be presented on January 30.

Interestingly enough, the IAFS website lists their sponsors, and what-do-you-know, DreamWorks is listed as "Silver", while Disney and Pixar are only "Bronze". I guess Jeffrey Katzenberg got what he paid for ...

1 comment:

  1. Animated Feature
    Bolt
    Kung Fu Panda
    $9.99
    WALL-E
    Waltz With Bashir

    Directing in an Animated Feature
    Sam Fell, Rob Stevenhagen for The Tale of Despereaux
    Ari Folman for Waltz With Bashir
    Tatia Rosenthal for $9.99
    John Stevenson, Mark Osborne for Kung Fu Panda
    Andrew Stanton for WALL-E

    Voice Acting in an Animated Feature
    Ben Burtt in WALL-E
    Dustin Hoffman in Kung Fu Panda
    James Hong in Kung Fu Panda
    Ian McShane in Kung Fu Panda
    Mark Walton in Bolt

    Character Animation
    Kung Fu Panda (x 3)
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
    WALL-E

    Writing in an Animated Feature
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
    Kung Fu Panda
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
    Waltz With Bashir

    Storyboarding in an Animated Feature
    Bolt
    Kung Fu Panda (x 2)
    The Tale of Despereaux
    WALL-E

    Production Design in an Animated Feature
    Bolt
    Kung Fu Panda (x 2)
    The Tale of Despereaux
    WALL-E

    Character Design in an Animated Feature
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
    Igor
    Kung Fu Panda

    Music in an Animated Feature
    Batman: Gotham Knight
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
    Kung Fu Panda
    The Tale of Despereaux
    Waltz With Bashir

    Animated Effects
    Bolt
    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
    Kung Fu Panda
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
    WALL-E

    Animated Short Subject
    Glago’s Guest
    Hot Dog
    Presto
    Sebastian’s Voodoo
    Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

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