Tuesday, December 2, 2008

WALL-E in running for 8 Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society announced yesterday the nominations for the 36th annual Annie Awards (2008) and unsurprisingly WALL-E and Pixar did very well.

WALL-E is nominated in the following categories:
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Andrew Stanton)
  • Animated Effects (Enrique Vila)
  • Character Animation in a Feature Production (Victor Navone)
  • Production Design in an Animated Feature Production (Ralph Eggleston)
  • Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production (Ronnie Del Carmen)
  • Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Ben Burtt)
  • Best Animated Video Game (Heavy Iron Studios/THQ)

When it came to shorts, Presto received one nomination for Best Animated Short Subject, while BURN-E recieved none.

Disney's Bolt recieved five noms, including Best Animated Feature and a voice acting one for Mark Walton for his excellent preformance as Rhino. John Lasseter will also be recieving a Winsor McCay award, which recognisises "career contributions to the art of animation".

The awards will be presented on January 30, 2009 and are considered to be "animation's highest honor".

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