Annie Awards

LiC favorites Fantastic Mr. Fox and Coraline will compete with Up, The Secret of Kells, The Princess and the Frog and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for Best Animated Feature on February 6, 2010.

For those of you who like to know these things, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog received the most nominations with 8 Coraline received the most nominations with 10 (I originally miscounted).

Nothing against any of the other nominees (I haven’t seen The Secret of the Kells, The Princess and the Frog or Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) but I’m a little surprised Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo wasn’t showered with a little more love.

In something of an upset last year, DreamWorks’ Kung-Fu Panda dominated Pixar’s WALL-E, taking home 15 statues.

To see a complete list of awards including the TV nominations, head over to the Annies website or check out just the animated feature categories after the jump:

Best Animated Feature

  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Coraline
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Up

Animated Effects

  • Scott Cegielski – Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Alexander Feigin – 9
  • Eric Froemling – Up
  • Tom Kluyskens – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • James Mansfield – The Princess and the Frog

Character Animation in a Feature Production

  • Andreas Deja – The Princess and the Frog
  • Eric Goldberg – The Princess and the Frog
  • Travis Knight – Coraline
  • Daniel Nguyen – Up
  • Bruce Smith – The Princess and the Frog

Character Design in a Feature Production

  • Daniel Lopez Munoz – Up
  • Shane Prigmore – Coraline
  • Shannon Tindle – Coraline

Directing in a Feature Production

  • Wes Anderson – Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Pete Docter – Up
  • Christopher Miller, Phil Lord – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Hayao Miyazaki – Ponyo
  • Henry Selick – Coraline

Music in a Feature Production

  • Bruno Coulais – Coraline
  • Michael Giacchino – Up
  • Joe Hisaishi – Ponyo
  • John Powell – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Production Design in a Feature Production

  • Christopher Appelhans – Coraline
  • Ian Gooding – The Princess and the Frog
  • Tadahiro Uesugi – Coraline
  • Christopher Vacher – 9

Storyboarding in a Feature Production

  • Sharon Bridgeman – Astro Boy
  • Chris Butler – Coraline
  • Ronnie Del Carmen – Up
  • Tom Owens – Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Peter Sohn – Up

Voice Acting in a Feature Production

  • Jen Cody – Voice of Charlotte – The Princess and the Frog
  • Dawn French – Voice of Miss Forcible – Coraline
  • Hugh Laurie – Voice of Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. – Monsters vs. Aliens
  • John Leguizamo – Voice of Sid – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur
  • Jennifer Lewis – Voice of Mama Odie – The Princess and the Frog

Writing in a Feature Production

  • Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach – Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy – Up
  • Timothy Hyde Harris and David Bowers – Astro Boy
  • Christopher Miller and Phil Lord – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

5 Responses to “Annies nominate Fox, Coraline, Up, Kells, Frog and Meatballs”

  1. Ponyo wuz robbed.

  2. I might agree if I’d seen all 6 films. Until them I just have to zip it. Still surprised though because Miyazaki is pretty universally beloved by animation types.

  3. I’ll be mighty impressed if Ponyo ultimately doesn’t belong in that Best Picture bracket because that would mean that Cloudy, Princess/Frog, and Kells are pretty stellar productions.

    I’m not sure what to make of these awards. The nominees certainly seem to be comprehensive in most respects, but I still don’t get all the love showered on Kung Fu Panda last year so I’m bit skeptical.

    However, it’s been a stellar year for stop-motion animation and a pretty good one for 2D/3D as well. Only time will tell if Princess and Frog is a hit or a miss worthy of all these nominations. Here’s to hoping John Lassetter managed to change course on the Titanic after all.

  4. The fact that they showed so little love to DW this year pretty much proves to me they’re trying to wipe the stink away from their rigged awards last year and make people believe they don’t show bias.

    Every other awards ceremony on Earth proved that WALL-E was the best animated film of last year, so it’s pretty hard to claim that there’s not something fishy going on at the Annies when they were sponsored by DreamWorks and a DW movie dominated over the better film.

  5. Does DW really sponsor the Annies? I was stunned last year when Panda cleaned up. I mean, I enjoyed it, but it had nothing on WALL-E.

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