‘Frozen,’ ‘Monsters University,’ ‘The Croods’ take home multiple Annie Awards

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Disney was the big winner at the 41st Annie Awards, which honor “excellence in the field of animation.” The studio took home multiple awards for Frozen, Toy Story of TERROR!, Disney Mickey Mouse and Monsters University, with Frozen being named the best animated feature of the year.

Dreamworks’ The Croods also took home multiple awards, with Adventure Time, Futurama, Pacific Rim, The Hobbit and the video game The Last of Us also garnering awards. Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and special effects wizard Phil Tippett each won a Windsor McCay Award, which recognizes lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation.

One of the year’s biggest animation successes, Despicable Me 2, was all but shut out at the Annies. A Cinemark advertisement featuring the film’s Minions won for best commercial.

The awards were presented last night in Los Angeles. Check out the full list of winners below.

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated Feature: Frozen – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Special Production: Chipotle Scarecrow
- Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios

Best Animated Short Subject: Get A Horse!
- Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial: Despicable Me 2 – Cinemark
- Universal Pictures

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children
: Disney Sofia the First
- Disney Television Animation

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience: Adventure Time – Cartoon Network Studios

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Futurama
- 20th Century Fox Television

Best Animated Video Game: The Last of Us – 
Naughty Dog

Best Student Film: Wedding Cake – Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg – Viola Baier, Iris Frisch

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES

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Animated Effects in an Animated Production: Jeff Budsberg, Andre Le Blanc, Louis Flores, Jason Mayer – The Croods – DreamWorks Animation

Animated Effects in a Live-Action Production: Michael Balog, Ryan Hopkins, Patrick Conran, Florian Witzel – Pacific Rim
 – Industrial Light & Magic

Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production: Kureha Yokoo – Toy Story OF TERROR!
 – Pixar Animation Studios

Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production: Jakob Jensen – The Croods – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Live-Action Production: Jeff Capogreco, Jedrzej Wojtowicz, Kevin Estey, Alessandro Bonora, Gino Acevedo – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Gollum
- Weta Digital

Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Paul Rudish – Disney Mickey Mouse
- Disney Television Animation

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production: Carter Goodrich, Takao Noguchi, Shane Prigmore – The Croods
- DreamWorks Animation

Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Angus MacLane – Toy Story OF TERROR!
- Pixar Animation Studios

Directing in an Animated Feature Production: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee – Frozen
- Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Christopher Willis – Disney Mickey Mouse
 – Disney Television Animation

Music in an Animated Feature Production: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Christophe Beck – Frozen
- Walt Disney Animation Studios

Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
: Angela Sung, William Niu, Christine Bian, Emily Tetri, Frederic Stewart – The Legend of Korra
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: Michael Giaimo, Lisa Keene, David Womersley – Frozen
- Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Daniel Chong – Toy Story of TERROR! – Pixar Animation Studios

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production: Dean Kelly – Monsters University
- Pixar Animation Studios

Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
: Tom Kenny as the voice of Ice King – Adventure Time – 
Cartoon Network Studios

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: Josh Gad as the voice of Olaf – Frozen
 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Lewis Morton – Futurama – 20th Century Fox Television

Writing in an Animated Feature Production: Hayao Miyazaki – The Wind Rises
- Studio Ghibli/Touchstone Pictures/The Walt Disney Studios

Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Illya Owens – Disney Mickey Mouse – 
Disney Television Animation

Editorial in an Animated Feature Production: Greg Snyder, Gregory Amundson, Steve Bloom – Monsters University
 – Pixar Animation Studios

JURIED AWARDS

Akira

Winsor McCay Award: Katsuhiro Otomo, Steven Spielberg and Phil Tippett

June Foray: Alice Davis

Ub Iwerks: Dragonframe

Special Achievement: Creative Talent Network (CTN) Animation eXpo

Certificate of Merit: I Know That Voice (Documentary)

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  • georgiasam

    really? frozen really? good lord