'Brave', 'Wreck-It Ralph', 'Rise of the Guardians' Lead 2013 Annie Awards Nominees


'Brave', 'Wreck-It Ralph', 'Rise of the Guardians' Lead 2013 Annie Awards Nominees


'Frankenweenie', 'ParaNorman', 'Hotel Transylvania' and 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' are among the other animation hits vying for the coveted Best Animated Feature prize.

Hyping up the early 2013 awards season, The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announces its nominees for the 40th Annual Annie Awards on Monday, December 3. A number of acclaimed animated movies are vying for the Best Animated Feature gong at the upcoming prize-giving event to be held in early Feburary.

Leading the pack are "Brave", "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Rise of the Guardians" with ten nods apiece. Trailing behind them are "Hotel Transylvania" and "ParaNorman" with eight bids each. "Frankenweenie" has six, "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" bags five, while "The Rabbi's Cat" earns two.

Covering a total of 30 categories, the 2013 Annie Awards recognizes the year's best in the field of animation. Those categories include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short Subjects and Outstanding Individual Achievements among others.

Upon revealing the nominees, ASIFA-Hollywood president, Frank Gladstone, said, "I am very excited about this year's slate of nominees!" He gushed, "We had more submissions to choose from this year than for any prior year in Annie Award history, running the gamut from big studio features to indie films, television series to internet shows, games, shorts and, for the first time, student films, all showcasing the huge variety of venues, creativity, technical innovation, and story-telling that our art form has to offer."

The 2013 Annie Awards will unveil its winner during a ceremony on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at UCLA's Royal Hall in Los Angeles, California. The complete nomination list can be obtained on Annie Awards official site.

PARTIAL NOMINATION LIST OF 2013 ANNIE AWARDS
Best Animated Feature:

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production:
  • "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1"
  • "Before Orel"
  • "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem"
  • "Disney Tron: Uprising"
  • "Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury"
  • "Justice League: Doom"
Best Animated Short Subject:
  • "Brad and Gary"
  • "Bydlo"
  • "Eyes on the Stars"
  • "Goodnight Mr. Foot"
  • "Kali the Little Vampire"
  • "Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"
  • "Paperman"
  • "The Simpsons" - "Bill Plympton Couch Gag"
Best General Audience Animated TV Production For Preschool Children:
  • Bubble Guppies "A Tooth on the Looth"
  • Chuggington "Magnetic Wilson"
  • Jake & The Never Land Pirates "Peter Pan Returns"
  • Doc McStuffins "The Right Stuff"
  • Justin Time "Marcello's Meatballs"
Best Animated Television Production For Children:
  • "Adventure Time" - "Princess Cookie"
  • "Dragons: Riders of Berk" - "How to Pick Your Dragon"
  • "LEGO Star Wars" - "The Empire Strikes Out"
  • "Penguins of Madagascar" - "Action Reaction"
  • "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
  • "The Amazing World of Gumball" - "The Job"
  • "The Fairly OddParents" - "Farm Pit"
  • "The Legend of Korra" - "Welcome to Republic City" / "A Leaf in the Wind"
Best General Audience Animated Television Production: Animated Video Game:
  • "Borderlands 2"
  • "Family Guy" - "Back to the Mutiverse"
  • "Journey"
  • "Skullgirls"
Best Student Film:
  • "Can We Be Happy Now"
  • "Defective Detective"
  • "Head Over Heels"
  • "I Am Tom Moody"
  • "Ladies Knight"
  • "Origin"
  • "The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete"
  • "Tule Lake"
Animated Effects in an Animated Production: Animated Effects in a Live Action Production: Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production:
  • Dan Driscoll "SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
  • Jennifer Dickie "Justin Time: Yodel Odel Day"
  • Keith Kellogg "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Revenge"
  • Forrest Savelen "SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
  • Shi Zimu "Dragons: Riders of Berk"
  • Sihanouk Marinona "Before Orel: Trust"
  • Teri Yam "Dragons: Riders of Berk"
  • Yan Jiazhuang "Dragons: Riders of Berk"
Character Animation in a Feature Production:

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