Disney Wins Several Awards at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards

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The Annie Awards, which honor excellence in animation in film, video, and television, were held last night, and Disney won many of its categories in TV, but got snubbed when it came to the movies.

Big Hero 6 was nominated for Best Animated Feature, and Outstanding Achievement Directing in an Animated Feature Production, but lost in both categories to Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Last year, Disney won both categories on the strength of the blockbuster film, Disney’s FrozenBig Hero 6 did walk away with one award, for Animated Effects in an Animated Production. Baymax would be proud.

Disney did much better with television, winning eight trophies overall. Five of them went to the Disney Channel’s “Disney Mickey Mouse” show, which had the second-most wins of any title.

The Walt Disney Family Museum also won the evening’s Special Achievement Award, which recognizes the unique and significant impact the winner has had on the art and industry of animation.

Here are all the Annie Awards that Disney won on January 31, 2015:

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Animated Effects in an Animated Production – Michael Kaschalk, Peter DeMund, David Hutchins, Henrik Falt, John Kosnik for Big Hero 6, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Short SubjectFeast, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Aaron Springer, “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Disney Television Animation

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For a Children’s Audience – “Gravity Falls,” Disney Television Animation

Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Darrick Bachman, “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Disney Television Animation

Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Bill Farmer as the voice of Goofy and Grandma, “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Disney Television Animation

Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Narina Sokolova, “Mickey Shorts,” Disney

Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production – Justin Nichols, “Wander Over Yonder,” Disney Television Animation

Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Christopher Willis, “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Disney Television Animation

Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Benjamin Balistreri, “Wander Over Yonder,” Disney Television Animation

Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Illya Owens, “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Disney Television Animation

Special Achievement Award – The Walt Disney Family Museum

Congratulations to Disney, Disney Television Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and The Walt Disney Family Museum, for their Annie wins this year!

If you’d like to see the full list of winners at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards, visit annieawards.org.

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