"Rango" officially became the frontrunner for the Best Animated Feature award at this year's Oscars last night, as the Johnny Depp vehicle lapped the field at the 39th Annual Annie Awards, taking home five Annies, including Best Animated Feature, Best Writing in a Feature and Members Favorite.
"Rango," which reunited Depp with "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski, also took home the trophies for Best Editing in a Feature and Best Character Design in a Feature. Get More »
The nominations for the 39th annual Annie Awards, which recognize excellence in animation, were released today and perennial combatants Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks are once again butting heads as "Cars 2" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" are battling Paramount's "Rango" in the Best Animated Feature category.
Other strong contenders for the top prize include Steven Spielberg's "Tintin," Aardman's "Arthur Christmas," Blue Sky's "Rio" and the DreamWorks hit "Puss in Boots," while small studio films "A Cat in Paris," "Arrugas," "Chico & Rita" round out the field. Get More »
The 38th Annual Annie Awards honoring excellence in animation were held last night in Los Angeles and the big winner was the DreamWorks hit "How to Train Your Dragon," which won 10 awards including Best Animated Feature.
Meanwhile, Pixar's "Toy Story 3," which in addition to being nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year's Academy Awards became just the third animated feature in history to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar -- and which was the highest grossing film of 2010 as well as the highest grossing animated film of all time -- failed to win a single award. Get More »
Disney has tough competition in the form of itself this year, as "Tangled" and "Toy Story 3" will compete against one another, along with a host of other fantastic animated films, at the 38th Annual Annie Awards.
The Annie Awards will be a battleground for the upcoming Oscar animation awards. This year, only three animated films will be nominated. Why? Because the rules that govern the Oscars are laughably outmoded. But that's beside the point. Get More »