February 2nd, 2019 is the biggest night in animation as it marks the 46th Annie Award ceremony. The nominations for the big animation industry awards, hosted by The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, were just announced and on the list are the year’s very best… Read More »Disney’s animation teams rack up top nominations for Annie Awards
Coco has now become the 7th film from Pixar Animation Studios to cross the $700 million mark at the world wide box office. It’s now the 6th Disney movie released in 2017 to make that mark. To top if off, the film also won 11… Read More »Pixar’s Coco collects awards from industry and the box office.
Didier Ghez, whose books on the people who helped make the Walt Disney Company so magical, are some of the favorites in my collection, will be honored this February by the Annie Awards (awarded by ASIFA-Hollywood) for his contribution to their industry. The Annie Awards… Read More »Disney historian, blogger to be honored by Annie Awards
Zootopia, one of two films from Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2016, went wild at the 44th annual Annie Awards last night where it took the top honor as Best Animated Feature. Zootopia also received an Annies trophy for Outstanding Storyboarding – Dean Wellins; Outstanding… Read More »Zootopia wins big at Annie Awards
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 Frozen. Big 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:Read More »Disney Wins Several Awards at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards
The Walt Disney Company brought home 11 awards at the 40th Annie Awards on Saturday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” was named best animated film of 2012 and earned three other awards. We’ll see if this is a harbinger of the Academy Awards later this month, but it’s definitely a good sign.
Other notable wins include “Paperma”n (watch here) for best animated short subject and “The Avengers” for best animated effects in a live action production. Although “Tron: Uprising” won’t be renewed, it won two awards.
The full list of winners from Disney’s camp is below the cut:Read More »Disney Cleans Up at Annie Awards
The Annie Awards are to animation as the Emmys are to TV. But the last few years of awards have come off as slightly biased with the Annies not aligning with other industry awards due to irregularities in voting procedure (Dreamworks was allowed to essentially… Read More »Disney/Pixar ends boycott of Annie Awards