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The International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood, announced nominations today for the 38th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation including best animated feature, television production, commercials, short subjects, video games and outstanding individual achievements.
Two years ago, Kung-Fu Panda swept the awards over Wall-e pushing Disney and Pixar to withdraw from the organization and making everyone else wonder if there is any point in caring anymore about the ceremony. Toy Story 3 and Tangled did get Best Picture nominations, but DreamWorks (who pretty much run the show) lead the nominees.
According to /film, Disney’s reason for withdrawing was rooted in the organization’s very loose membership requirements and the fact that DreamWorks seemed actively working to stack the deck in the studio’s favour. Disney-Pixar president Ed Catmull said earlier this year,
“After more than a year of discussions with the Asifa board, »
The International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood, announced the nominations and award recipients for the 38th Annual Annie Awards scheduled for February 5th at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles: 2010 Annie Award Nominations Production Categories Best Animated Feature Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Tangled – Disney The Illusionist – Django Films Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar Best Animated Short Subject Coyote Falls - Warner Bros. Animation Day & Night – Pixar Enrique Wrecks the World - House of Chai The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger - Plymptoons Studio The Renter - Jason Carpenter Best Animated Television Commercial Children's Medical Center - Duck Studios Frito Lay Dips "And Then There Was Salsa" - Laika/house ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Winter Olympic Interstitial "Speed Skating" - DreamWorks Animation McDonald's "Spaceman Stu" - Duck Studios Pop Secret "When Harry Met Sally" - Nathan Love Best Animated »
- NIKKI FINKE
The full list of nominations for the 38th Annie Awards were announced today with Dreamworks’s How to Train your Dragon gathering up the majority of nominations including Best Feature, Animation, Character Design and Voice Work for Gerard Butler and Jay Baruchel, as well as Directing nominations for Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois.
Pixar’s Up took home the Best Animated Feature earlier this year at the 2009 awards and when the awards are announced next February Lee Unkrich and his team are up from a number of awards, along with Disney’s Tangled, but the recent decision of Disney to withdraw support for the awards may go some way to explaining the relatively few number of nods.
It has been a great year for animation as the films on the list below attest, and it’s nice to see Sylvain Chomet’s enchanting film The Illusionist scoring a point against the domination of CG here. »
- Jon Lyus
DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon" flew high above competition by nabbing 15 nominations for the 38th annual Annie Awards given by the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood. ("How to Train Your Dragon" movie review)
"Dragon," featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, and Craig Ferguson, will duke it out with Universal's "Despicable Me," Disney's "Tangled," Sony Pictures Classics' "The Illusionist," and Pixar's "Toy Story 3" for best animated feature. ("How to Train Your Dragon" interviews)
But there's controversy in the Annie Awards world. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that "Disney and Pixar announced they would no longer participate in the annual awards because of their concerns over how the event is judged."
Apparently, Disney was complaining that the Annie Awards has favored DreamWorks in recent years such as when "Kung Fu Panda" won 10 trophies and beat Pixar's "Wall-e" in 2008.
This year, DreamWorks Animation »
The month of December, January, and February pretty much means near-daily updates of award nominations and selections. The latest is for the 38th Annual Annie Awards, awarding excellence in the animation area. Leading the pack is How To Train Your Dragon, a film I recently re-watched and loved just as much as in the theater. Also getting big nods are Despicable Me, Tangled, The Illusionist, and Toy Story 3. Check out the full list below.
Best Animated Feature
* Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment
* Tangled – Disney
* The Illusionist – Django Films
* Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar
Best Animated Short Subject
* Coyote Falls – Warner Bros. Animation
* Day & Night – Pixar
* Enrique Wrecks the World – House of Chai
* The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger – Plymptoons Studio
Best Animated Television Commercial
* Children’s Medical Center – Duck Studios
* Frito Lay Dips “And Then »
- Jordan Raup
Disney has tough competition in the form of itself this year, as “Tangled” and “Toy Story 3″ will compete against one another, along with a host of other fantastic animated films, at the 38th Annual Annie Awards.
The Annie Awards will be a battleground for the upcoming Oscar animation awards. This year, only three animated films will be nominated. Why? Because the rules that govern the Oscars are laughably outmoded. But that’s beside the point.
Fact is, the Annie Awards deserve attention amongst the many other awards shows because so many great animated films were released in 2010, arguably more than traditional films. “Tangled,” “Toy Story 3,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Despicable Me” and “The Illusionist” will jostle for the Best Animated Feature award.
Here’s a list of all the nominees.
Best Animated Feature
“Despicable Me” (Illumination Entertainment)
“How to Train Your Dragon” (DreamWorks)
- Chris Plante
Award season is in full-swing, and today the nominations for the 38th Annual Annie Awards were announced. Headed by the International Animated Film Society, the Annies’s recognize the best in the field of animation including best animated feature, television production, commercials, short subjects, video games and outstanding individual achievements. “This has been an unprecedented year for animation, as the high quality of work represented by our nominees will attest,” says Asifa-Hollywood President Antran Manoogian. “On behalf of Asifa-Hollywood, we congratulate all of the nominees and their respective studios.” The Annie’s are usually a fairly good predictor of Oscar gold, with the winner of the Annie for Best Animated Feature matching the winner of the Oscar for the same category 6 of the 9 years the Annie’s have been in existence. Winners will be announced at the 38th Annual Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Hit the jump for the list of nominees, »
- Adam Chitwood
The International Animated Film Society Asifa-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Annie Awards, and the DreamWorks feature How to Train Your Dragon leads the pack with more than ten nods. But there's a caveat; that and the full list of nominations after the break. This will be the first Annie Awards after Disney and Pixar withdrew from the organization  that organizes the awards. Toy Story 3 and Tangled did get Best Picture nominations, and Lee Unkrich was nominated Best Director. But in the feature deaprtment this is DreamWorks' show, with a few nods toward the Warner Bros. film Legend of the Guardians and a scant few other features such as The Illusionist. Disney's reason for withdrawing was rooted in the organization's very loose membership requirements (read: almost non-existent requirements, until recently) and the fact that DreamWorks seemed actively working to stack the deck in the studio's favor. »
- Russ Fischer
Cartoon Network has renewed its Monday night animated comedy series Adventure Time, Regular Show and Mad. Created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Fred Siebert, Adventure Time is in its second season and has now been greenlit for a third. Created by J.G. Quintel, Regular Show debuted in September 2010 and has been picked up for a second season. Mad, based on the DC Comics magazine, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and executive produced by Sam Register, also launched in September and has been renewed for a second season. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
AMC's latest hit "The Walking Dead" keeps on bringing the ratings magic for the network. The Nov. 28 episode brought in the series' best ratings yet, drawing 5.5 million viewers, beating the show's premiere on Halloween and a 15% increase from the previous week's episode. We're guessing next week's season finale will improve on those numbers. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Sectionals are here, Gleeks! The McKinley High glee kids decided to take on a big challenge for their sectionals performance on "Glee" and tackled Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days are Over." While it's not their best cover, we still think it will win them the title. Also, it seems Santana (Naya Rivera) got to sing lead on this one, so kudos, Show. [PopWrap]
Dan Aykroyd has been confirmed to guest star on CBS' dama "The Defenders." He will play a tough judge in two episodes opposite his "Blues Brothers" co-star Jim Belushi (Belushi replaced his late brother John Belushi, »
Comic-Con has just released its full Friday schedule and below you will find all of the movie and TV-related panels and events for the day. Take a look below and you can also if you missed yesterday's Preview Night and Thursday schedule. If you want the entire Friday Comic-Con schedule with comic book, video game and other related events, you can .
Friday, July 23
David M. Stern (showrunner and executive producer), Daniel Powell (executive producer), Jeff Poliquin (supervising producer), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) take you behind the scenes at this animated series sensation. Featuring a sneak peek of the new season, Q&A, and more. One audience member selected will be drawn into an upcoming episode! Room 25Abc
10:15-11:15 Aloha, »
Here are the movie and TV highlights
The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Friday, July 23. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.
Friday, July 23
10:00-11:00 Comedy Central: Ugly Americans— David M. Stern (showrunner and executive producer), Dan Powell (executive producer), Jeff Poliquin (supervising producer), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) take you behind the scenes at this animated series sensation. Featuring a sneak peek of the new season, Q&A, and more. One audience member selected will be drawn into an upcoming episode! Room 25Abc
- firstname.lastname@example.org (SuperHeroHype)
The series -- which follows unlikely heroes Finn & Jake, who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants -- was the most-watched TV show in its 8 p.m. slot among the network's key demos of kids 2-11 (1.7 million) and kids 6-11 (1.2 million). It also was the most-watched telecast of the night among boys 2-11 (1.2 million), boys 6-11 (949,000) and boys 9-14 (677,000) and ranks as the channel's most-watched telecast of the year so far among the 2-11 and 6-11 demos.
"Adventure Time" anchors a new night of primetime comedy programming on Cartoon that also includes "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack," "Chowder" and "6Teen."
- By Kimberly Nordyke
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