'Zootopia' Leads 2016 Annie Awards Nominations
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'Zootopia' leads the feature film nominees with 11 nods and is followed by 'Kubo and the Two Strings' which nabs 10 nominations.

AceShowbiz - Nominations for the 2016 Annie Awards have been announced. In movie categories, Disney's "Zootopia" dominates the list with 11 nods, including Best Animated Feature, Animated Effects in an Animated Production and Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production.

It is followed by Lakia's "Kubo and the Two Strings", which nabs 10 nominations. Other animated movies joining the race include "Finding Dory", "Kung Fu Panda 3" and the just-released "Moana", which is also nominated for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for its female lead, %cAuli'i Cravalho%.

"Zootopia" and "Kubo and the Two Strings" are also up for Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production, competing against "The Secret Life of Pets" and "Trolls". Meanwhile, movies like "Deepwater Horizon", "Doctor Strange", "Ghostbusters", "The BFG" and "Warcraft" are nominated in Animated Effects in a Live Action Production.

In TV categories, DreamWorks Animation Television and Disney Television Animation dominate the list with 9 and 8 nods respectively. "DreamWorks Trollhunters" leads the pack with 4 nods, while Disney's "Wander Over Yonder" has 3 nominations, including Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children.

The 44th Annual Annie Awards will be held on February 4 at UCLA's Royce Hall. Below are the partial list of the nominations. The full list can be seen on the official site.

Best Animated Feature

Best Animated Feature - Independent Best Animated Special Production
  • "Audrie & Daisy", AfterImage Public Media in association with Actual Films for Netflix
  • "Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll", DreamWorks Animation
  • "Little Big Awesome", Titmouse, Inc./Amazon Studios
  • "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life", CBS Films/J.P. Entertainment/Participant Media
  • "Pear Cider and Cigarettes", Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation
Best Animated Short Subject
  • "Blind Vaysha", National FilmBoard of Canada
  • "Deer Flower", Studio ZAZAC
  • "Path Title Sequence", Acme Filmworks
  • "Pearl", Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures
  • "Piper", Pixar Animation Studios
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial
  • "Duelyst", Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc.
  • "LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens", Trailer, Plastic Wax
  • "Lily & the Snowman", Hornet
  • Loteria "Night Shift", Passion Pictures Ltd.
  • "The Importance of Paying Attention: Teeth", Bill Plympton Studio
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children
  • "Ask the StoryBots" - Episode: Why Do I Have to Brush My Teeth?, JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix
  • "Peg + Cat" - Episode: The Disappearing Art Problem, The Fred Rogers Company/ 9ate7 Productions
  • "Puffin Rock - The First Snow" - Episode 59, Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears, Penguin RandomHouse
  • "The Stinky & Dirty Show" - Episode: Squeak, Amazon Studios and Brown Bag Films
  • "Tumble Leaf" - Episode: Mighty Mud Movers / Having a Ball, Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children
  • "Adventure Time" - Episode: Bad Jubies, Bix Pix Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Frederator Studios
  • "DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender" - Episode: Return of the Gladiator, DreamWorks Animation Television
  • "Elena of Avalor" - Episode: A Day to Remember, Disney Television Animation
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - Episode: Trans-Dimensional Turtles, Nickelodeon
  • "Wander Over Yonder" - Episode: My Fair Hatey, Disney Television Animation
Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "Bob's Burgers" - Episode: Glued, Where's My Bob?, Bento Box Entertainment
  • "BoJack Horseman" - Episode: Fish Out of Water, Tornante Productions for Netflix
  • "Long Live the Royals" - Episode: Punk Show, Cartoon Network Studios
  • "The Simpsons" - Episode: Barthood, Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television
  • "The Venture Bros" - Episode: Hostile Makeover, Titmouse, Inc.
Best Student Film
  • "Citipati", Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • "FISHWITCH", Adrienne Dowling
  • "The Abyss", Liying Huang
  • "The Wrong End of the Stick", Terri Matthews
  • "Twiddly Things", Adara Todd
Animated Effects in an Animated Production Animated Effects in a Live Action Production Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "Atomic Puppet", Mercury Filmworks, Gaumont Animation, Technicolor
  • "DreamWorks Trollhunters" - Episode: Becoming, Part 1, DreamWorks Animation Television
  • "The Snowy Day", Amazon Studios and Karrot Entertainment
  • "Tumble Leaf" - Episode: Thinking Outside The Hoop / Fig's HayMaze-ing Wander, Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment
  • "Tumble Leaf" - Episode: Mighty Mud Movers / Having a Ball, Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment
Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production Character Animation in a Live Action Production Character Animation in a Video Game
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends", Ludia Inc.
  • "Titanfall 2", Respawn Entertainment
  • "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End", Naughty Dog
  • "Witcher 3 Expansion Packs - Character Animation Reel"
Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "Counterfeit Cat" - Episode: 28 Seconds Later
  • "DreamWorks Trollhunters", Episode: Win
  • "Pig Goat Banana Cricket", Episode: It's Time to Slumber Party
  • "Rain or Shine"
  • "Wander Over Yonder", Episode: The Night Out
Character Design in an Animated Feature Production Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "A Love Story", Passion Pictures - Director: Saschka Unseld
  • "Adventure Time", Episode: Bad Jubies, Cartoon Network Studios - Director: Kirsten Lepore
  • "Open Season: Scared Silly", Sony Pictures Animation - Director: David Feiss
  • "Pearl", Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures - Director: Patrick Osborne
  • "Wander Over Yonder", Episode: My Fair Hatey, Disney Television Animation - Director: Dave Thomas; Director: Eddie Trigueros; Director: Justin Nichols
Directing in an Animated Feature Production
  • "Kubo and the Two Strings", Laika - Director: Travis Knight
  • "My Life as a Zucchini", GKids - Director: Claude Barras
  • "The Red Turtle", Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch, Why Not Productions - Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
  • "Your Name.", CoMix Wave Films - Director: Makoto Shinkai
  • "Zootopia", Walt Disney Animation Studios - Director: Byron Howard; Director: Rich Moor
Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "Bob's Burgers", Episode: Glued, Where's My Bob?, Bento Box Entertainment - Composer: Loren Bouchard; Composer: John Dylan Keith
  • "Disney Mickey Mouse", Episode: Dancevidaniya, Disney Television Animation - Composer: Christopher Willis
  • "DreamWorks Trollhunters", Episode: Becoming, Part 1, DreamWorks Animation Television - Composer: Alexandre Desplat; Composer: TimDavis
  • "Pearl", Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures - Composer: Scot Stafford; Composer/Lyricist: Alexis Harte; Composer/Lyricist: JJ Wiesler
  • "Star Wars Rebels", Episode: #2-24: Twilight of the Apprentice, LucasfilmLtd. / Disney XD - Composer: Kevin Kiner
Music in an Animated Feature Production
  • "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders", Warner Bros. Animation - Composer: Kristopher Carter; Composer: Lolita Ritmanis; Composer: Michael McCuistion
  • "Sing", Illumination Entertainment - Composer: Joby Talbot
  • "The Little Prince", Netflix and On Animation Studios - Composer: Hans Zimmer; Composer: Richard Harvey; Composer/Lyricist: Camille
  • "The Red Turtle", Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch, Why Not Productions - Composer: Laurent Perez del Mar
  • "The Secret Life of Pets", Illumination Entertainment - Composer: Alexandre Desplat
Production Design in an Animated Television Broadcast Production
  • "Adventure Time", Episode: Bad Jubies
  • "Pearl"
  • "Puffin Rock", Episode: The First Snow
  • "Rain or Shine", Google Spotlight Stories/Nexus Studios
  • "The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show", Episode: The Wrath of Hughes
Production Design in an Animated Feature Production Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "Atomic Puppet", Episode: Sick Day
  • "Disney Mickey Mouse", Episode: Road Hogs
  • "DreamWorks Trollhunters", Episode: Win, Lose or Draal
  • "Milo Murphy's Law", Episode: Going the Extra Milo
  • "The Adventures of Puss in Boots", Episode: Prey Time
Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "BoJack Horseman" - Episode: Multiple Episodes, %cAlison Brie% as Diane Nguyen
  • "Open Season: Scared Silly" - Episode: Open Season: Scared Silly, %cWill Townsend% as Mr. Weenie
  • "Splash and Bubbles" - Episode: #102 I Only Have Eyespots/Double Bubbles, Puppeteer %ceslie Carrara-Rudolph% as Bubbles
  • "Star Wars Rebels" - Episode: #3-05: Hera's Heroes, %cLars Mikkelsen% as Grand Admiral Thrawn
  • "The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show" - Episode: Ponce de Leon, %cCarlos Alazraqui% as Ponce de Leon
Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "Bob's Burgers", Episode: The Hormone-iums - Lizzie Molyneux; Wendy Molyneux
  • "Gravity Falls", Episode: Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls - Shion Takeuchi, Mark Rizzo, Jeff Rowe, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch
  • "Puffin Rock - The First Snow", %cKatie Crown% as Tulip
  • "Trolls", Episode: 59 - Davey Moore
  • "The Simpson", Episode: Barthood - Dan Greaney, Rob LaZebnik
Writing in an Animated Feature Production Editorial in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
  • "All Hail King Julien", Episode: King Julien Superstar - David Craig, Jeff Adams
  • "Bob's Burger", Episode: Sea Me Now - Mark Seymour, Chuck Smith, Eric Davidson
  • "Disney Mickey Mouse", Episode: Sock Burglar - Illya Owens
  • "Gravity Falls", Episode: Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls - Kevin Locarro, Andrew Sorcini, Nancy Frazen, Tony Mizgalski
  • "Star Wars Rebels", Episode: #2-24: Twilight of the Apprentice - Joe E. Elwood, Alex McDonnell
Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

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