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    The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for the 35th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animation across film, television, commercials, video games and short subjects.

    In the feature categories, Pixar Animation Studios' "Ratatouille" leads the field this year with 13 nominations including Best Animated Feature as well as individual nominations for directing, writing, character animation, animated effects (two nominations), production design, storyboarding, character design, character animation, music and voice acting (three nominations). Sony Pictures Animation’s “Surf’s Up” follows with 10 feature nominations for feature, animated effects, animation production artists, character animation (two nominations), character design, and directing.

    Rounding out the Best Animated Feature category are DreamWorks Animation’s “Bee Movie,” Sony Pictures Classics’ “Persepolis,” and Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Simpsons Movie.”


    2007 ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY

    PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

    Best Animated Feature
    • Bee Movie – DreamWorks Animation
    • Persepolis – Sony Pictures Classics
    • Ratatouille – Pixar Animation Studios
    • Surf’s Up – Sony Pictures Animation
    • The Simpsons Movie – Twentieth Century Fox
    Best Animated Short Subject
    • Everything Will Be OK – Bitter Films
    • How to Hook Up Your Home Theater – Walt Disney Feature Animation
    • Shorty McShorts’ Shorts “Mascot Prep” – Walt Disney Television Animation
    • The Chestnut Tree – Picnic Pictures
    • Your Friend the Rat – Pixar Animation Studios
    Best Animated Television Production
    • Jane and the Dragon – Weta Productions Limited & Nelvana Limited
    • Creative Comforts America – Aardman Animations
    • Moral Orel – ShadowMachine
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    • Kim Possible – Walt Disney Television Animation
    Best Animated Television Production for Children
    • Chowder – Cartoon Network Studios
    • El Tigre – Nickelodeon
    • Little Einsteins – Disney Channel
    • Peep and the Big Wide World – Discovery Kids
    • The Backyardigans – Nickelodeon
    Best Animated Video Game
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender “The Burning Earth” – THQ, Inc.
    • Bee Movie Game – Activision
    • Ratatouille – THQ, Inc.
    • Transformers: The Game – Blur Studios
    Full list of nominees at:
    http://annieawards.org/foryourconsideration.html

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    GO Moral Orel!

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Congratulations to Glen Keane! Certainly well deserved, and hopefully he
    will continue to make a great influence in animation for many years to come!

    And glad to see Meet the Robinson's did obtain a few nominations, although
    I think it was much better than the Bee Movie, and should have been nominated
    for best feature in it's place.

    It's fun to see Eartha Kitt continues to be nominated for her voice work
    of Yzma. Her voice is just perfect for the character!

    Patrick Warburton, I initially loved him as Kronk, but Patrick has become,
    well he's become a "cartoon voice whore" over the last several years ~
    I am so sick and tired of him doing voices in practically every animated
    show produced over the past five years. He doesn't deserve any more
    nominations. All his characters are the same.

    Patton Oswalt got a nomination for Remy ~ and he should probably win
    Surprised by Janeane Garofalo's nomination.
    Pleasantly surprised by Ian Holm's nomination for voicing Skinner, who
    was one of my favorited new animated characters this year. He had one
    of my favorite lines in any animated movie this year.

    Eddie Murphy got a nomination for doing Donkey again in Shrek the Halls.
    bleah, I've had donkey overload this year. He doesn't deserve the nomination
    (ok, maybe I'm still upset with him being a major reason for the making the
    Haunted Movie suck)

    Those are my comments for the nomations that stood out.

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Glad to see that SURF'S UP is getting the recognition it deserves... but horrified that Shrek is still getting up there.

    As for the Disney short films nominated, where could I have seen those??? I really enjoyed YOUR FRIEND THE RAT by Pixar. Reminded me of the old disney shorts.

    I am partial to Bitter Films' short film though because I worked with Don Hertzfeldt in my college days.


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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    As for the Disney short films nominated, where could I have seen those??? I really enjoyed YOUR FRIEND THE RAT by Pixar. Reminded me of the old disney shorts.
    Shorty McShorts’ Shorts “Mascot Prep” – Walt Disney Television Animation
    http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychanne...cds/index.html

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Thanks!!!!!


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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Enjoy!

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Hope Patton Oswald wins for Remy. Just such a perfect voice for the character. But surprised Julie Kavner nominated for Marge but no Dan Castellaneta for Homer.

    And Eartha Kitt as Yzma? I haven't seen too much of the television show, but really she was perfect in the movie. I hope she keeps that same level of zaniness.
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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Glad to see that SURF'S UP is getting the recognition it deserves... but horrified that Shrek is still getting up there.
    at least Shrek 3 was only nominated for Directing.
    And I would think Brad Bird is a shoe in to win that
    Category for Rat.

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Robot Chicken Star Wars!
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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Ratatouille Cooks Up A Winning Recipe
    At The Annie Awards

    A gourmet rat was the big cheese at the 35th celebration, winning 9 Annie Awards. Honoring the best in animation for 2007, the annual gala event was held on February 8, 2008 at UCLA's Royce Hall.

    "Ratatouille," Pixar Animation's tale of a rat who wants to become a chef, won the award for best feature production. Other nominees in the same category were DreamWorks' insect story "Bee Movie," Sony Pictures' penguin-powered "Surf's Up," Sony Pictures Classics' coming-of-age chronicle "Persepolis" and 20th Century Fox's "The Simpsons Movie."

    "Ratatouille" also won writing and directing for Brad Bird, best voice acting for Ian Holm, best character animation, music, storyboarding, and production design.

    The success of "Ratatouille" was followed by "Surf's Up." The story about surfing penguins won for animated effects and animation production artist.

    The best-picture winner has gone on to win the Academy Award for animated feature every year but one since the Oscars added the category in 2001.

    In the television categories, Nickelodeon's "El Tigre" won for best animated production for children and character design, and ShadowMachine's "Robot Chicken" won for character animation and directing.

    For a complete listing of all the winners and nominees:
    http://www.annieawards.org/

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    And glad to see Meet the Robinson's did obtain a few nominations, although
    I think it was much better than the Bee Movie, and should have been nominated
    for best feature in it's place.

    It's fun to see Eartha Kitt continues to be nominated for her voice work
    of Yzma. Her voice is just perfect for the character!

    Patton Oswalt got a nomination for Remy ~ and he should probably win

    Pleasantly surprised by Ian Holm's nomination for voicing Skinner, who
    was one of my favorited new animated characters this year. He had one
    of my favorite lines in any animated movie this year.
    Thought Meet the Robinson's might top Ratatouille for music. The
    songs were just better and carried the emmotion better in Meet the
    Robinsons.

    Glad to see Eartha Kitt win in her category.

    And I'm a little surprised that Ian won over Patton. Patton
    carried the movie all the way through. Ian was good, and
    memorable, but all he had to do was act like an annoyed
    French Man. sigh . . . . . . . One can become too familiar
    with vegetables . . . .

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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    Thought Meet the Robinson's might top Ratatouille for music. The
    songs were just better and carried the emmotion better in Meet the
    Robinsons.

    Glad to see Eartha Kitt win in her category.

    And I'm a little surprised that Ian won over Patton. Patton
    carried the movie all the way through. Ian was good, and
    memorable, but all he had to do was act like an annoyed
    French Man. sigh . . . . . . . One can become too familiar
    with vegetables . . . .

    I think Ian won over Patton because he was being more of a character and Patton Oswalt was being more or less his own voice.


    And while the songs may have helped the emotions in Meet the Robinsons and the score by Danny Elfman was fun and light, it's all very formulaic. The score for Ratatouille is incredible and and very different in style and flavor and supports the film without taking it over.


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    Re: The 35th Annual Annie Awards nominees announced

    I was pleased to see that both Glen Keane and John Canemaker received Winsor McCay Awards for "career contributions to the art of animation."

    Keane, the son of "Family Circus" creator Bil Keane, is a long-time Disney animator whose credits include The Great Mouse Detective, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Tarzan.

    Canemaker is a talented animator in his own right, but he's even better known as an animation historian and educator. He's written nine animation books including "Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation"and "The Art and Flair of Mary Blair." He's also provided commentary on Disney DVD releases including The Fantasia Anthology, Beauty and the Beast and Dumbo.

    Two well-deserved awards. Congratulations gentlemen.

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