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“The Boxtrolls,” “Wander Over Yonder” Lead 42nd Annie Award Nominations

Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 42nd annual Annie Awards, with LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls leading the pack in feature films with 13 total nominations including Best Animated Feature, and Disney’s Wander Over Yonder leading TV productions with 6 total nominations including Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience (Fox’s The Simpsons would tie with 6 nominations, although “Inside Homer – The Simpsons Couch Gag” by Michal Socha/ACME Filmworks was nominated separately in the Best Animated Short Subject category).

The list of major nominees are:

Best Animated Feature

  • Big Hero 6 – 
Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Cheatin‘ – Plymptoons Studio
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – DreamWorks Animation
  • Song of the Sea – GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon
  • The Book of Life – Reel FX
  • The Boxtrolls – Focus Features/Laika
  • The LEGO Movie -Warner Bros. Pictures
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya – GKIDS/Studio Ghibli

Best Animated Special Production

  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – Voyager Pictures LLC
  • Dawn of the Dragon Racers – DreamWorks Animation
  • How Murray Saved Christmas – Universal Television
  • Polariffic – Bent Image Lab
  • Toy Story That Time Forgot – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Short Subject

  • “Coda”
- 62 George Street
  • “Duet
”- Glen Keane Productions
  • “Feast”
- Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • “Inside Homer” – The Simpsons Couch Gag (Episode #549) – Acme Filmworks
  • “Me and My Moulton”
- National Film Board of Canada
  • “Silent” -
Creative Artists Agency
  • “The Dam Keeper” 
- Tonko House LLC
  • “The Raven” – Moonbot Studios

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

  • Doc McStuffins 
- Disney Channel / Disney XD
  • Peter Rabbit – 
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Tumble Leaf
– Amazon Studios
  • Wallykazam! – 
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Zack & Quack
– Zodiak Kids

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience

  • Adventure Time
 – Cartoon Network
  • Gravity Falls – 
Disney Television Animation
  • Legend of Korra – Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Over The Garden Wall
 – Cartoon Network
  • Wander Over Yonder 
- Disney Television Animation

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production

  • Archer
 – FX Networks
  • Back To Backspace
– Cartoon Network Studios
  • Bob’s Burgers
 – Bento Box Entertainment
  • Rick and Morty 
- Starburns Industries, Inc.
  • Mike Tyson Mysteries 
- Warner Bros. Animation
  • Regular Show 
- Cartoon Network Studios
  • The Simpsons
 – The Simpsons

Best Animated Video Game

  • Forza Horizon 2 – Microsoft – Turn 10 Studios
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War – Ubisoft
  • Child of Light – Ubisoft

Best Student Film

  • After School – Junyi Xiao
  • Dead Over Heels – Jose Matheu
  • El Coyote
 – Javier Barboza
  • Frog’s Legs -
 Katie Tamboer
  • My Big Brother 
- Jason Rayner
  • Tiny Nomad 
- Toniko Pantoja

The full list of nominees is available at the Annie Awards website.

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