UP soars at Annies…Oscar(s) Next?

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Kung Fu Panda may have knocked out Wall-E at last year’s Annie Awards, but Pixar got its revenge Saturday night with Up taking the top two awards, for Best Animated Feature and Directing in a Feature Production for Pete Docter.

However, Henry Selick’s Coraline and Disney’s The Princess and The Frog (both of which this writer liked more than Up – hate if you must) topped Up‘s total, taking home three Annies each. And the most deserved award of all? In my opinion it’s certainly Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach for Writing in a Feature Production for the wildly witty Fantastic Mr. Fox.

And Up, of course, is up for an impressive two-fer when the Oscars are handed out March 7, being nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Picture (only the second animated movie to score a Best Picture nod, after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.) There’s always a chance the two could cancel each other out, but I wouldn’t bet against Pixar in at least the animated category.  Hit the jump to see a full list of winners at the Annie Awards.


Here’s the full list of winners, and it contains at least one true oddity: with all the talented voice actors in The Princess and the Frog, featuring Disney’s first black princess, did they really have to give the voice award to Jennifer Cody for voicing Tiana’s white friend, Charlotte? Just saying. It is great, though, to see continued recognition of Tom Kenny’s amazing work on Spongebob Squarepants, and any lingering love out there for Futurama is certainly welcome in this little corner of the world too.

Up_retro_movie_poster_Pixar (4).jpgBest Animated Feature: Up
Directing in a Feature Production: Pete Docter, Up
Animated Effects: James Mansfield, The Princess and the Frog
Character Animation in a Feature Production: Eric Goldberg, The Princess and the Frog
Character Design in a Feature Production: Shane Prigmore, Coraline
Music in a Feature Production: Bruno Coulais, Coraline
Production Design in a Feature Production:  Tadahiro Uesugi, Coraline
Storyboarding in a Feature Production: Tom Owens, Monsters vs. Aliens
Voice Acting in a Feature Production: Jen Cody – Voice of Charlotte – The Princess and the Frog
Writing in a Feature Production: Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach – Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Animated Short Subject: Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5

Best Animated Television Production: Prep and Landing
Directing in a Television Production: Bret Haaland, The Penguins of Madagascar – Launchtime
Best Animated Television Production for Children: The Penguins of Madagascar
Character Animation in a Television Production: Phillip To, Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
Character Design in a Television Production: Bill Schwab, Prep and Landing
Music in a Television Production: Guy Moon, The Fairly OddParents: Wishology-The Big Beginning
Production Design in a Television Production: Andy Harkness, Prep and Landing
Storyboarding in a Television Production: Robert Koo, Merry Madagascar
Voice Acting in a Television Production: Tom Kenny – Voice of SpongeBob – SpongeBob SquarePants – Truth or Square

Best Animated Television Commercial: Spanish Lottery, Deportees

Best Home Entertainment Production: Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

JURIED AWARDS

Winsor McCay Award – Tim Burton, Bruce Timm, Jeffrey Katzenberg

June Foray – Tom Sito

Ub Iwerks Award – William T. Reeves

Special Achievement – Martin Meunier and Brian McLean

Certificate of Merit – Myles Mikulic, Danny Young and Michael Woodside

http://www.annieawards.org/

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  • UpSucks

    I hate Up. It's a nice looking animated film, and all; but it's an idiotic story. A weird, grumpy old man, who wasted his life and his wife selling balloons at the Zoo (no way you can make house payments on that), and an annoying fat kid cliche (where the f are his parents for all these weeks?! Seriously, when he gets that badge at the end his parents are nowhere, and no one asks the old guy why the hell he kidnapped their son?!) go from one cliched adventure to the next. Then this fat, out of shape, old man somehow manages to 'beat up' the Clint Eastwood equivalent World Explorer (seriously, Clint would smash Ed Asner to a pulp). The whole thing is long winded, cheesy, shmaltzy and obvious. I hated the movie, as you can tell, and wish they would have made a great husband and wife adventure story, instead (seriously, he didn't think to take her up in his flying house years ago?!).

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Wow, UpSucks, it would have been more effective if you just said the movie didn't do anything for you. lol. You know I can make any movie you like sound bad by retelling the story with a bunch of snark and sidestepping meaningful themes and story points. Name your favorite movie so I can. It will be fun. :)

    I will say that I think Up does miss the teenage market and early college years segment. People who don't think about their future or care about where their parents are headed in life. I don't know if UpSucks fits into that category and don't really care, but it's possible.

    It works for kids because it's so entertaining and frequently funny and exciting. It works for adults because the themes end up striking pretty poignantly by the end. For the people who only _think_ they are adults, it has potential to miss completely. Just sayin'.

  • jwaterman

    Surely Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs should of won at least one award….

  • http://ciclotimia.blogspot.com [A]

    Wow.

  • UpSucks

    I hate Up. It's a nice looking animated film, and all; but it's an idiotic story. A weird, grumpy old man, who wasted his life and his wife selling balloons at the Zoo (no way you can make house payments on that), and an annoying fat kid cliche (where the f are his parents for all these weeks?! Seriously, when he gets that badge at the end his parents are nowhere, and no one asks the old guy why the hell he kidnapped their son?!) go from one cliched adventure to the next. Then this fat, out of shape, old man somehow manages to 'beat up' the Clint Eastwood equivalent World Explorer (seriously, Clint would smash Ed Asner to a pulp). The whole thing is long winded, cheesy, shmaltzy and obvious. I hated the movie, as you can tell, and wish they would have made a great husband and wife adventure story, instead (seriously, he didn't think to take her up in his flying house years ago?!).

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Wow, UpSucks, it would have been more effective if you just said the movie didn't do anything for you. lol. You know I can make any movie you like sound bad by retelling the story with a bunch of snark and sidestepping meaningful themes and story points. Name your favorite movie so I can. It will be fun. :)

    I will say that I think Up does miss the teenage market and early college years segment. People who don't think about their future or care about where their parents are headed in life. I don't know if UpSucks fits into that category and don't really care, but it's possible.

    It works for kids because it's so entertaining and frequently funny and exciting. It works for adults because the themes end up striking pretty poignantly by the end. For the people who only _think_ they are adults, it has potential to miss completely. Just sayin'.

  • jwaterman

    Surely Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs should of won at least one award….

  • http://ciclotimia.blogspot.com/ [A]

    Wow.

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