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“Up” Leads Annie Awards

"Up" Leads Annie Awards

After being defeated last year (“Kung Fu Panda” topped “WALL-E”), Pixar returned to the throne of the Annie Awards this time around, with Pete Docter’s “Up” taking best animated feature at the ceremony last night. The Annies did spread the wealth quite significantly for the landmark year in animated cinema, with “Coraline,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Princess and the Frog” and “Monsters vs. Aliens” each taking home trophies as well.

The full list of Annie Award winners in the film categories:

Best Animated Feature
Up — Pixar Animation Studios

Best Home Entertainment Production
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder — The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best Animated Short Subject
Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5 — ShadowMachine

Animated Effects
James Mansfield The Princess and the Frog — Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Animation in a Feature Production
Eric Goldberg The Princess and the Frog — Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Design in a Feature Production
Shane Prigmore Coraline — Laika

Directing in a Feature Production
Pete Docter Up — Pixar Animation Studios

Music in a Feature Production
Bruno Coulais Coraline — Laika

Production Design in a Feature Production
Tadahiro Uesugi Coraline — Laika

Storyboarding in a Feature Production
Tom Owens Monsters vs. Aliens — DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production
Jen Cody – Voice of Charlotte – The Princess and the Frog — Walt Disney Animation Studios

Writing in a Feature Production
Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach – Fantastic Mr. Fox — 20th Century Fox

Winsor McCay Awards:
Tim Burton, Bruce Timm, Jeffrey Katzenberg

June Foray Award:
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

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