46th Annual Annie Awards Honor Outstanding Animation Achievements

Last weekend, the 46th annual Annie Award ceremony was once again held at UCLA. Started in 1972 by voice-over legend June Foray, the Annie awards are presented by ASIFA-Hollywood (“Association Internationale du Film d’Animation”) and honor outstanding achievements in animation.

The 46th Annual Annie Awards

A number of Disney and Pixar projects earned several accolades, including Mary Poppins Returns, the Incredibles 2, and Mickey Mouse Cartoons.

46th Annie Award Recipients

#1 Best Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Animation

 

#2 Best Animated Feature-Independent

Mirai

Studio Chizu

 

#3 Best Animated Special Production

Mary Poppins Returns

Walt Disney Studios

 

#4 Best Animated Short Subject

Weekends

Past Lives Productions

 

#5 Best Virtual Reality Production

Crow: The Legend

Baobab Studios

 

#6 Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

Greenpeace ‘There’s a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom’

Passion Animation Studios

 

#7 Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

Ask the StoryBots

Episode: How Do Computers Work?

JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix

#8 Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

Hilda

Episode: Chapter 1: The Hidden People

Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks

 

#9 Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

BoJack Horseman

Episode: The Dog Days are Over

Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

 

#10 Best Student Film

Best Friend

Nicholas OLIVIERI, Yi SHEN, Juliana DE LUCCA, Varun NAIR, David FELIU

Gobelins, l’école de l’image

 

#11 Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

David M.V. Jones, Vincent Chou, Clare Yang

Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters

Episode: The Eternal Knight Part 2

DreamWorks Animation Television

 

#12 Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production

Cesar Velazquez, Marie Tollec, Alexander Moaveni, Peter DeMund, Ian J. Coony

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Walt Disney Animation Studios

 

#13 Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Scott Lewis

Hilda

Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks

 

#14 Character Animation In An Animated Feature Production

David Han

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Animation Animator:

 

#15 Character Animation in a Live Action Production

Chris Sauve, James Baxter, Sandro Cleuzo

Mary Poppins Returns

Walt Disney Pictures

 

#16 Character Animation in a Video Game

Adrian Miguel, Adrian Garcia

GRIS

Nomada Studio

 

#17 Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Amanda Jolly

Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure

Episode: Freebird

Walt Disney Television Animation

 

#18 Character Design In An Animated Feature Production

Shiyoon Kim

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Animation

 

#19 Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Eddie Trigueros

Disney Mickey Mouse

Episode: Feed the Birds

Disney Television Animation

 

#20 Directing In An Animated Feature Production

Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Animation

 

#21 Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Christopher Willis

Disney Mickey Mouse

Episode: Springtime

Disney Television Animation

 

#22 Music in an Animated Feature Production

Michael Giacchino

Incredibles 2

Pixar Animation Studios

 

#23 Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Céline Desrumaux, Jasmin Lai

Age of Sail

Google Spotlight Stories, Broad Reach Pictures

 

#24 Production Design In An Animated Feature Production

Justin K.  Thompson

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Animation

 

#25 Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Alonso Ramirez Ramos

Disney Mickey Mouse

Episode: Carnaval

Disney Television Animation

(tie)

Kevin Molina-Ortiz

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Episode: Mystic Mayhem

Nickelodeon Animation Studio

 

#26 Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

Dean Kelly

Incredibles 2

Pixar Animation Studios

 

#27 Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Will Arnett (as Bojack)

BoJack Horseman

Episode: Free Churro

Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

 

#28 Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

Bryan Cranston (as Chief)

Isle of Dogs

Fox Searchlight Pictures / Indian Paintbrush / American Empirical Pictures

 

#29 Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Stephanie Simpson

Hilda

Episode: Chapter 8: The Tide Mice

Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks

 

#30 Writing In An Animated Feature Production

Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Animation

 

#31 Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Charles Jones, Joe Molinari, Dao Le, Vartan Nazarian

Big Hero 6: The Series

Walt Disney Television Animation

 

#32 Editorial In An Animated Feature Production

Bob Fisher, Andrew Leviton, Vivek Sharma

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sony Pictures Animation

Also presented were the Winsor McCay awards for career contributions to the art of animation to recipients animator/director Frank Braxton (posthumously,) [The Bullwinkle Show, Mr. Magoo, Alvin and the Chipmunks,] animator/art and production designer Ralph Eggleston [Toy Story, Wall-E, Incredibles 2,] and casting/voice director Andrea Romano [Duck Tales, Rescue Rangers, Pinky and the Brain.]

The June Foray Award, for significant and benevolent contributions to the art and industry of animation, was awarded posthumously to animator Adam Burke [Iron Giant, Incredibles, Incredibles 2] for his many charitable deeds and work establishing the Pixar Children’s Hospital Visit Program.

Among the many animation stars that served as presenters, familiar Disney/Pixar faces included new Pixar Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter and Disney Creative Officer Jennifer Lee;  Kathryn Beaumont and Jim Cummings; John Ratzenberger; and Patrick Warburton.

Congratulations to all the recipients and the great art they produced this year!

Were your favorite animation actors, directors, films, TV shows recognized this year? Let us know below. And for more information on the Annie Awards, visit https://annieawards.org/

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