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December 5, 2011 12:26 PM
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"Rango," "Tintin" and "Panda" Among 39th Annie Awards Noms

"Arthur Christmas"
Ten films received Best Animated Feature nominations Monday for the 39th Annual Annie Awards. The Annie Awards - produced by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood - cover 28 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short Subjects and Outstanding Individual Achievements.

"We are really excited about the expanded list of nominations this year...in all 28 categories," commented Frank Gladstone, president, ASIFA-Hollywood in a statement. "All of the major animation studios are represented, as are some of the independent productions from Europe and South America. This certainly is a testament to the wide reach and appeal of animation and the people who create it."

The slate of 10 Best Animated Features nominees are:

"A Cat in Paris" (Folimage)
"Arthur Christmas" (Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations)
"Arrugas" (Perro Verde Films, S.L.)
"Cars 2" (Pixar Animation Studios)
"Chico & Rita" (Chico & Rita Distribution)
"Kung Fu Panda 2" (DreamWorks Animation)
"Puss In Boots" (DreamWorks Animation)
"Rango" (Paramount Pictures Nickelodeon Movies)
"Rio" (Blue Sky Studios)
"The Adventures of Tintin" (Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall).

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production:

"Adventure Time: Thank You" – Cartoon Network Studios
"Batman: Year One" – Warner Bros. Animation
"Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" – Blue Sky Studios
"Kung Fu Panda – Secrets of the Masters" – DreamWorks Animation
"Prey 2" – Blur Studio
"Star Tours" – Industrial Light & Magic

Best Animated Short Subject:

"Adam and Dog" – Lodge Films
"I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat" – Warner Bros. Animation
"La Luna" – Pixar Animation Studios
"(Notes on) Biology" – Ornana Films
"Paths of Hate" – Platige Image
"Sunday" – National Film Board of Canada
"The Ballad of Nessie" –Walt Disney Animation Studios
"The Girl and the Fox" – Base14
"Wild Life" – National Film Board of Canada and Studio GDS

Best Animated Television Commercial:

Audi "Hummingbird" - The Mill
Geico "Foghorn" - Renegade Animation
McDonald's "Apple Tree"- Duck Studios/Kompost
McDonald's "Suzi Van Zoom" - Duck Studios/Kompost
Norton "Stuff"- Psyop
O2 "Niggles & Narks" -The Mill
Statoil "Good Night" - Studio AKA
"The Pirate" - Meindbender
Twinings "Sea" - Psyop

Best General Audience Animated TV Production:

"Archer" - FX Productions
"Green Lantern: The Animated Series" - Warner Bros. Animation
"Hoops & YoYo Ruin Christmas" - Hallmark
"MAD" - Warner Bros. Animation
"Mary Shelley's Frankenhole Season 2" - Starburns Industries, Inc.
"Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" - Walt Disney Animation Studios
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd.
"The Simpsons" - Gracie Films

Best Animated Television Production - Preschool:

"Chuggington" - Ludorum Pictures
"Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates" - Disney Television Animation
"Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" - Disney Television Animation
"The WotWots Season 2" - Pukeko Pictures

Best Animated Television Production - Children

"Fanboy and Chum Chum" - Nickelodeon and Frederator
"Kung Fu Panda" - DreamWorks Animation
"Penguins of Madagascar" - DreamWorks Animation
"The Amazing World of Gumball" - Cartoon Network in Association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi

Best Animated Video Game

"Bumpy Road" - Simogo
"Catherine" - Atlus
"Gears of War 3" - Epic Games
"Gesundheit" - Konami Digital Entertainment
"Ghost Trick: "Phantom Detective" - Capcom
"Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet" - Shadow Planet Productions, Gagne/Fuelcell
"Ratchet and Clark: All 4 One" - Insomniac
"Rayman Origins" - Ubisoft Montpellier
"Unchartered 3: Drake's Deception" - Naughty Dog

For individual achievement categories, visit the Annie Awards website.

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1 Comment

  • Jay Lo | December 28, 2011 11:07 AMReply

    Well this is a great line up of movies here and it’s hard to choose one better than the other. I have been watching these with the kids and I like most Rango, Rio, and Kung Fu Panda 2. I would say at least one of the three listed. Using the Blockbuster Movie Pass has made enjoying movies easy. Getting access to thousands of movie, games and TV shows is a good way to get variety. I can play a game for as long as I like I don’t worry about any late fees or due dates. I get all my Blu-ray DVDs by mail to my door. I can still stream my favorite shows to my PC or TV while I wait. Getting a quick exchange is another benefit with unlimited in-store exchange. This wasn't available with Netflix and games weren’t offered without another account. . I also get new movies a month before I did with Netflix. This is a great way for me to get all my entertainment needs for $10 per month. This was easy to add to my DISH employee service. New customers who sign up get this offer free for 12 months.