Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' and Pixar's 13th feature film, 'Brave' both received ten nominations each for this year's 40th Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the best animation of the year.
Both films' nominations included Best Animated Feature, Character Animation in an Feature production, Music in an Animated Feature and Voice Acting in an Animated Feature. 'Wreck-It Ralph's Rich Moore is nominated for Directing in an Animated Feature and WDAS' Visual Development Artists Bill Schwab, Lorelay Bove, Cory Loftis and Minkyu Lee for Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production.
Walt Disney Animation Studios' groundbreaking 'Paperman ' from Director John Kahrs was nominated in the Best Animated Short Subject category.
Industrial Light + Magic was recognized for 'The Avengers' with twonominations including Animated Effects in a Live Action Production.
Disney's 'Frankenweenie' was honored with five nominations including Best Animated Feature. 'Frankenweenie' was named today as Best Animated Feature by the New York City Film Critics.
Disney Television Animation garnered nominations for 'Disney Tron: Uprising' , 'Doc McStuffins', 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates', Kick Buttowski', 'Gravity Falls', 'Randy Cunningham Ninth Grade Ninja and it's latest series, 'Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess'.
The 40th Annual Annie Awards will be held February 2, 2013 at UCLA's Royce Hall.