'Up' Scores Coveted Prize at 37th Annual Annie Awards


'Up' Scores Coveted Prize at 37th Annual Annie Awards


The Pixar's movie was honored with Best Animated Feature gong at the awards show, which is dominated by 'The Princess and the Frog' and 'Coraline' with three prizes each.

"Up" soared at the 37th Annual Annie Awards as it was named the Best Animated Feature. At the gala which was held on Saturday, February 6, Pete Docter who directed this Pixar Animation Studios' film also took home best director for animated feature prize.

Though "Up" landed the coveted prize, the big winners that night were "The Princess and the Frog" and "Coraline" which nabbed three awards each. The Walt Disney Pictures musical comedy won for Animated Effects, Character Animation and Voice Acting categories, while the Dakota Fanning-starring animation nabbed gongs from Character Design, Music and Production Design categories.

Also taking home a trophy that night were "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Monsters vs. Aliens. The 20th Century Fox's movie that has George Clooney and Meryl Streep among the cast aided Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach to grab award in writing. In the meantime, the Reese Witherspoon-starring film helped Tom Owens to win Storyboarding kudo.

Beside honoring animated movies, 37th Annual Annie Awards also honored TV and commercial in all 23 categories. Leading the pack in TV categories was "Prep and Landing" which scored three prizes, including Best Animated Television Production, Character Design and Production Design.

Full Winners List of the 37th Annual Annie Awards:

  • Best Animated Feature: "Up"
  • Best Home Entertainment Production: "Futurama" for "Into the Wild Green Yonder" episode
  • Best Animated Short Subject: "Robot Chicken" for "Star Wars 2.5" episode
  • Best Animated Television Commercial: "Spanish Lottery 'Deportees'"
  • Best Animated Television Production: "Prep and Landing"
  • Best Animated Television Production for Children: "The Penguins of Madagascar"
  • Animated Effects: James Mansfield, "The Princess and the Frog"
  • Character Animation in a Television Production: Phillip To, "Monsters vs. Aliens" for "Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" episode
  • Character Animation in a Feature Production: Eric Goldberg, "The Princess and the Frog"
  • Character Design in a Television Production: Bill Schwab, "Prep and Landing"
  • Character Design in a Feature Production: Shane Prigmore, "Coraline"
  • Directing in a Television Production: Bret Haaland, "The Penguins of Madagascar" for "Launchtime" episode
  • Directing in a Feature Production: Pete Docter, "Up"
  • Music in a Television Production: Guy Moon, "The Fairly OddParents" for "Wishology: The Big Beginning" episode
  • Music in a Feature Production: Bruno Coulais, "Coraline"
  • Production Design in a Television Production: Andy Harkness, "Prep and Landing"
  • Production Design in a Feature Production: Tadahiro Uesugi, "Coraline"
  • Storyboarding in a Television Production: Robert Koo, "Merry Madagascar"
  • Storyboarding in a Feature Production: Tom Owens, "Monsters vs. Aliens"
  • Voice Acting in a Television Production: Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob), "SpongeBob SquarePants" for "Truth or Square" episode
  • Voice Acting in a Feature Production: Jen Cody (voice of Charlotte), "The Princess and the Frog"
  • Writing in a Television Production: Daniel Chun, "The Simpsons" for "Treehouse of Horror XX" episode
  • Writing in a Feature Production: Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"

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