Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Superheroes at the Annies



The International Animated Film Society has released its list of nominations for the 2008 Annie Awards, a ceremony honouring the animation industry. There are a few nominations that are worth mentioning as they relate to our favourite subject - Superheroes! I have included the categories that include Superhero nominations as well as the competitors.

Best Animated Home Entertainment Production

  • Batman: Gotham Knight – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Christmas Is Here Again – Easy To Dream Entertainment
  • Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs – The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Justice League: The New Frontier – Warner Bros. Animation
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning – DisneyToon Studios


  • Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form

  • Bryan Arnett – Mighty B! "Bat Mitzah Crashers" – Nickelodeon
  • Ben Balistreri - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends "Mondo Coco" – Cartoon Network Studios
  • Sean Galloway The Spectacular Spider-Man – Sony Pictures Television
  • Jorge Gutierrez – El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera "The Good, The Bad, The Tigre" – Nickelodeon
  • Nico Marlet Secrets of the Furious Five – DreamWorks Animation


  • Music in an Animated Feature Production

  • Kevin Manthei – Batman: Gotham Knight – Warner Bros. Animation
  • John Powell – Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who – Blue Sky Studios
  • Max Richter – Waltz With Bashir – Sony Pictures Classics/Bridgit Folman, Les Films D’ici, Razor Films
  • William Ross – The Tale Of Despereaux – Universal Pictures
  • Hans Zimmer & John Powell – Kung Fu Panda – DreamWorks Animation


  • The 2008 Annie Awards will be held on Friday, January 30th, 2009. I will bring you the results when they are announced!

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