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Seth Green, Robot Chicken
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We’re excited to share that Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” won the Best Animated Feature and “Paperman” won Best Animated Short at the 40th Annual Annie Awards. (FYI – our picks for Oscars as well).

Alan Tudyk, Wreck-it Ralph
Alan Tudyk, Wreck-it Ralph

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Kim Horcher, were invited to cover the 40th Annual Annie Awards for The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood held at UCLA. This year’s hosts were hosts Leonard Maltin, Seth Green, Rob Paulsen and Maurice Lamarche.

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Seth Green, Robot Chicken
Seth Green, Robot Chicken

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Watch our interviews with Zach Callison,Tucker Albrizzi, Travis Knight,Seth Green & Clare Grant, Sam Witwer, Rick Heinrichs, Rich Moore, Ming-Na Wen, Max Charles, Matt Lanter, Mark Marek, Mark Henn, Lucas Grabeel, Leonard Maltin, Kevin Shinick, Kevin Michael Richardson, John Kahrs & Kristina Reed, John August & Allison Abbate, Jim Cummings, Jessica Walter, Jessica DiCicco, Amy Blaisdell, Matt Steinauer, Duke Johnson, and Brenda Chapman on our YouTube Channel.

Also honored with the Winsor McCay Award were Terry Gilliam, Oscar Grillo and Mark Henn. The Winsor McCay stands as one of the highest honors given to an individual in the animation industry in recognition for career contributions to the art of animation.

Howard Green was honored with the June Foray Award which is presented to an individual who has given significant and benevolent contributions to the art and industry of animation.

Toon Boom Animation received the Ub Iwerks Award created and given to individuals or companies for technical advancements that make a significant impact on the art or industry of animation.

40th Annual Annie Award Winners & Honorees

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature

  • Wreck-It Ralph — Disney

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production

  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – Illumination Entertainment

Best Animated Short Subject

  • Paperman (Disney)

Best General Audience Animated TV Production For Preschool Children

  • Bubble Guppies ‘A Tooth on the Looth’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Best Animated Television Production For Children

  • Dragons: Riders of Berk ‘How to Pick Your Dragon’ – DreamWorks Animation

Best General Audience Animated Television Production

  • Robot Chicken ‘DC Comics Special’ – Stoopid Buddy Studios

Animated Video Game

  • Journey – Sony Computer Entertainment America

Best Student Film

  • Head Over Heels – Timothy Reckart

Individual Achievement Categories

Animated Effects in an Animated Production

  • Andy Hayes, Carl Hooper, David Lipton – Rise of the Guardians – DreamWorks Animation

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production

  • Jerome Platteaux, John Sigurdson, Ryan Hopkins, Raul Essig, Mark Chataway ‘The Avengers’ – Industrial Light & Magic

Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • Dan Driscoll ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Character Animation in a Feature Production

  • Travis Knight “ParaNorman’ – Focus Features

Character Animation in a Live Action Production

  • Erik de Boer, Matt Shumway, Brian Wells, Vinayak Pawar, Michael Holzl ‘Life of Pi – Tiger’ – Rhythm & Hues Studio

Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • Robert Valley ‘Disney Tron: Uprising: The Renegade, Part I’ – Disney TV Animation

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

  • Heidi Smith ‘ParaNorman’ – Focus Features

Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • John Eng ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk: Animal House’ – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in an Animated Feature Production

  • Rich Moore ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • John Paesano ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk: How to Pick Your Dragon’ – DreamWorks Animation

Music in an Animated Feature Production

  • Henry Jackman, Adam Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jamie Houston, Yasushi Akimoto ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Production Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • Alberto Mielgo ‘Tron: Uprising: The Stranger’ – Disney TV Animation

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production

  • Steve Pilcher ‘Brave’ – Pixar Animation Studios

Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • Doug Lovelace ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk: Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man’ – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

  • Johanne Matte ‘Rise of the Guardians’ – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • Kristen Schaal as Mabel Pines ‘Gravity Falls: Tourist Trapped’ – Disney TV Animation

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

  • Alan Tudyk as King Candy ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • Trey Parker – ‘South Park: Jewpacabra’ – Central Productions

Writing in an Animated Feature Production

  • Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee – Wreck-It Ralph – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Editorial in an Animated Television Production

  • Hugo Morales, Adam Arnold, Davrik Waeden, Otto Ferraye ‘Kung Fu Panda – Enter the Dragon’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

  • Nicholas A. Smith, ACE, Robert Graham Jones, ACE, David Suther ‘Brave’ – Pixar Animation Studios

Juried Awards

  • Winsor McCay Award – Oscar Grillo, Terry Gilliam, Mark Henn
  • June Foray Award – Howard Green
  • Ub Iwerks Award – Toon Boom Animation Pipeline

About the Annie Awards
The Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 30 categories ranging from best feature, production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music, editing and voice acting. The Annie Awards are often a predictor on who will win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past three decades. For information on ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit www.asifa-hollywood.org.  For information on the Annie Awards, please visit www.annieawards.org.

June Foray, Founder of the Annie Awards
June Foray, Founder of the Annie Awards
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