‘Zootopia” and ‘The Red Turtle’ Top Annie Awards; Complete List of Winners – Animation Scoop

‘Zootopia” and ‘The Red Turtle’ Top Annie Awards; Complete List of Winners

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia took the top honor as Best Animated Feature at the 44th Annual Annie Awards, tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Zootopia took home a total of six awards, also receiving an Annie trophy for Outstanding Storyboarding, Character Design, Voice Acting (Jason Bateman), Writing and Best Direction. Best Animated Feature–Independent was presented to the film, The Red Turtle (Studio Ghibli – Wild Bunch – Why Not Productions). Laika’s Kubo And The Two Strings garnered three Annies for Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation, Production Design and Editorial;

Best Animated Special Production was awarded to Pear Cider and Cigarettes; Best Animated Short Subject went to Piper (Pixar); Best Preschool TV went to Amazon’s Tumble Leaf; Best Children’s TV was awarded to Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time (Frederator); and Best Animated General Audience T went to Bob’s Burgers (Bento Box).

The complete list of winners is below.

44th Annie Award – WINNERS

Best Animated Feature:
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Special Production:
PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES
Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation

Best Animated Short Subject
PIPER
Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial:
LOTERIA ‘NIGHT SHIFT’
Passion Pictures Ltd

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production
BOB’S BURGERS
Episode: Glued, Where’s My Bob?
Bento Box Entertainment

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children:
TUMBLE LEAF
Episode: Mighty Mud Movers / Having a Ball
Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children:
ADVENTURE TIME
Episode: Bad Jubies
Bix Pix Entertainment Cartoon Network Frederator Studios

Best Animated Feature-Independent:
THE RED TURTLE
Studio Ghibli – Wild Bunch – Why Not Productions

Best Student Film
CITIPATI
Director: Andreas Feix
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production:
MOANA
Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, John M. Kosnik
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production:
DR. STRANGE – MIRROR DIMENSION
Georg Kaltenbrunner, Michael Marcuzzi, Thomas Bevan, Andrew Graham, Jihyun Yoon
Marvel Studios

Character Animation in a Television/Broadcast
Production:
Mike Chaffe
DREAMWORKS TROLLHUNTERS
Episode: Becoming, Part 1
DreamWorks Animation Television

Character Animation in a Feature Production:
Jan Maas
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
LAIKA

Character Animation in a Live Action Production:
Andrew R. Jones, Peta Bayley, Gabriele Zucchelli, Benjamin Jones
THE JUNGLE BOOK
Walt Disney Pictures

Character Animation in a Video Game:
Jeremy Yates, Almudena Soria, Eric Baldwin, Paul Davies, Tom Bland
UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END
Naughty Dog

Character Design in a TV/Broadcast Production:
Victor Maldonado, Alfredo Torres, Jules Rigolle
DREAMWORKS TROLLHUNTERS
Episode: Win, Lose or Draal
DreamWorks Animation Television

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production:
Cory Loftis
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Patrick Osborne
PEARL
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Directing in an Animated Feature Production:
Byron Howard, Rich Moore
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in a TV/Broadcast Production:
Scot Stafford, Alexis Harte, JJ Wiesler
PEARL
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Music in an Animated Feature Production:
Hans Zimmer, Richard Harvey, Camille
THE LITTLE PRINCE
Netflix and On Animation Studios

Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Tuna Bora
PEARL
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production:
Nelson Lowry, Trevor Dalmer, August Hall, Ean McNamara
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
LAIKA

Storyboarding in a TV/Broadcast Production:
Hyunjoo Song
DREAMWORKS TROLLHUNTERS
Episode: Win, Lose or Draal
DreamWorks Animation Television

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production:
Dean Wellins
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Carlos Alazraqui as Ponce de León
THE MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN SHOW
Episode: Ponce de León
DreamWorks Animation Television

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production:
(TIE)
Auli’i Cravalho as Moana
MOANA
Walt Disney Animation Studios
and
Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Lizzie Molyneux, Wendy Molyneux
BOB’S BURGERS
Episode: The Hormone-iums
Bento Box Entertainment

Writing in an Animated Feature Production:
Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
ZOOTOPIA
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Editorial in a TV/Broadcast Production:
Illya Owens
DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE
Episode: Sock Burglar
Disney Television Animation

Editorial in an Animated Feature Production:
Christopher Murrie
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
LAIKA

ASIFA-Hollywood had all three Winsor McCay recipients in attendance: legendary Disney animator Dale Baer; independent animation champion Caroline Leaf; and influential anime director Mamoru Oshii – each winning for career contributions to the art form. The Ub Iwerks Award was presented to Google Spotlight’s Virtual Reality Platform for technical advancement; and the Special Achievement Award was presented to Life, Animated, a documentary about animation’s effect on one young autistic man’s journey.

The June Foray Award was presented to Bill & Sue Kroyer for their career-long benevolent and public-spirited influence within the animation community. Certificate of Merit awards were presented to Leslie Ezeh, ASIFA-Hollywood volunteer coordinator and Gary Perkovac, ASIFA-Hollywood’s office manager.

You may watch – or rewatch – the entire event below:

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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