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‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Paperman,’ and Others Earn 2013 Annie Awards

3 February 2013 No Comment

The Oscars are still a few weeks away, but this weekend, this year’s animated films were given a chance to shine at the 40th Annual Annie Awards. Disney films took home many of the top awards this year, including the top prizes of Best Animated Feature and Animated Short Subject.

Wreck-It Ralph, Disney Animation Studios’ most recent release, took home five awards, increasing its momentum as it vies for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Academy Awards. In addition to the award for Best Animated Feature, the film also earned awards in the categories of Best Directing in a Feature Production, Music in an Animated Feature Production, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production, and Writing in an Animated Feature Production.

Also among Disney’s Annie winners this year was Paperman, the enchanting and innovative new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios that debuted in front of Wreck-It Ralph. The short earned the award for Best Animated Short Subject. For those of you who haven’t seen Paperman yet, it can now be viewed online here.

Here’s the complete list of Disney’s 2013 Annie Award winners:

    • Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph, Walt Disney Animation Studios
    • Directing in a Feature Production: Rich Moore, Wreck-It Ralph
    • Animated Short Subject: Paperman, Walt Disney Animation Studios
    • June Foray Award: Howard Green, VP of Communications, Walt Disney Animation Studios
    • Animated Effects in a Live Action ProductionJerome Platteaux, John Sigurdson, Ryan Hopkins, Raul Essig, Mark Chataway, The Avengers, Industrial Light & Magic
    • Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Robert Valley, Disney Tron: Uprising: The Renegade, Part I, Disney TV Animation
    • Music in an Animated Feature Production: Henry Jackman, Skrillex, Adam Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jamie Houston, Yasushi Akimoto, Wreck-It Ralph
    • Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: 
      Alberto Mielgo, Tron: Uprising: The Stranger, Disney TV Animation
    • Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: Steve Pilcher, Brave, Pixar Animation Studios
    • Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production: Kristen Schaal as Mabel Pines, Gravity Falls: Tourist Trapped, Disney TV Animation
    • Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: Alan Tudyk as King Candy, Wreck-It Ralph
    • Writing in an Animated Feature Production: Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, Wreck-It Ralph
    • Editorial in an Animated Feature Production: Nicholas C. Smith, A.C.E, Robert Grahamjones, A.C.E., David Suther, Brave

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