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40th Annual Annie Awards Nominations Announced

ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, with the winners set to be announced on February 2, 2013. Among the nominees are:

Best Animated Feature

  • Brave – Pixar Animation Studios
  • Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios
  • Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation
  • ParaNorman – LAIKA/LAIKA/Focus Features
  • Rise of the Guardians – DreamWorks Animation
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation
  • The Rabbi’s Cat – GKIDS
  • Wreck-It Ralph – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Before Orel – Trust – Starburns Industries, Inc.
  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – Illumination Entertainment
  • Disney Tron: Uprising – Beck’s Beginning – Disney TV Animation
  • Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury – DreamWorks Animation
  • Justice League: Doom – Warner Bros. Animation

Best Animated Short Subject

  • “Brad and Gary” – Illumination Entertainment
  • “Bydlo” – National Film Board of Canada
  • “Eyes on the Stars” – StoryCorps
  • “Goodnight Mr. Foot” – Sony Pictures Animation
  • “Kali the Little Vampire” – Folimage Studios, Ciclope Filmes, the National Film Board of Canada and Studio GDS
  • “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’” – Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox TV
  • “Paperman” – Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • “The Simpsons – ‘Bill Plympton Couch Gag’” – Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox TV

Best Animated Television Production For Children

  • Adventure Time ‘Princess Cookie’ – Cartoon Network Studios
  • Dragons: Riders of Berk ‘How to Pick Your Dragon’ – DreamWorks Animation
  • LEGO Star Wars ‘The Empire Strikes Out’ – Threshold Animation Studios
  • Penguins of Madagascar ‘Action Reaction’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
  • SpongeBob SquarePants ‘It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
  • The Amazing World of Gumball ‘The Job’ – Cartoon Network Studio Europe
  • The Fairly OddParents ‘Farm Pit’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
  • The Legend of Korra ‘Welcome to Republic City’/’A Leaf in the Wind’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Best General Audience Animated Television Production

  • Archer ‘Space Race, Part 1’ – Weissman Markovitz Communications for FX
  • Bob’s Burgers ‘Earsy Rider’ – 20th Century Fox TV
  • Motorcity ‘Blond Thunder’ – Disney TV Animation
  • MAD ‘FrankenWinnie/ParaMorgan’ – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Robot Chicken ‘DC Comics Special’ – Stoopid Buddy Studios
  • South Park ‘Raising the Bar’ – Central Productions

In addition, Winsor McCay Awards will be given to Oscar Grillo, Terry Gilliam, and Mark Henn; the June Foray Award will go to Howard Green, and the Ub Iwerks Award will go to Toon Boom Animation Pipeline.

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