‘Monsters University’ and ‘Toy Story of Terror’ Win Pixar 5 Annie Awards

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Animation’s biggest night is often considered to be represented by the Annie Awards, which focuses solely on honoring achievements in the world of animation. Pixar’s 2013 feature film, Monsters University, and television special, Toy Story OF TERROR!, were major hits among audiences but also garnered a combined fourteen Annie nominations. The awards were held last night in Hollywood, and the animation studio walked away with five trophies! See the categories Pixar’s projects won after the break!

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‘Cars 2’ and ‘La Luna’ Nab 8 Annie Nominations

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Last year, Pixar and Disney sat out the Annie Awards, which focus on the animation industry, as the studios had issues with the voting process. News arrived a few months ago, though, that the problems had been resolved to the animation studios’ liking. Following the controversy, Pixar submitted Cars 2 and La Luna for consideration by the International Animated Film Society. Nominations have just been announced and the two Pixar films are contesting for eight awards. Check out all the nomination categories after the jump. [Read more…]

2011 Annie Awards: So THAT Happened

A rocky road lies ahead for the Annie Awards, which honors the year in animation. Controversy has overshadowed the awards show for several years now. It finally boiled over this past August when Ed Catmull released a statement that Disney and Pixar would not be participating in the Annies, as the studios felt that the voting process was not fair. The ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) jury went ahead and added Toy Story 3 and Day & Night to the Annies ballot, which resulted in four nominations between the two. After the 38th annual awards were presented tonight, it is apparent that the controversy is here to stay. [Read more…]

Pixar Nominated For Four Annie Awards

Well, this is an interesting development. After Disney and Pixar announced that they would not be submitting their productions for Annie Award consideration, the International Animated Film Society has still bestowed four nominations upon Pixar films. The categories in which the animation company received nominations are listed below:
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Disney/Pixar Bow Out Of Annie Awards

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Last year, Disney/Pixar’s Up was widely considered to be the best animated film, and it deservedly won top honors at the Annie Awards, which are considered by many to be the animation industry’s top awards. However, the previous year, Wall-E was completely shut out of the awards, as DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda won many of the top prizes. This led to a controversy about how the Annies are judged, as Wall-E was largely considered to be the favorite. Looks like Disney and Pixar have had enough as they announced their withdrawal from the upcoming Annie Awards. [Read more…]