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‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Wins Big at Annie Awards

Sony Pictures Animation/Netflix’s The Mitchells vs. the Machines was the big winner at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th Annie Awards for animation, collecting eight awards including best animated feature. Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s Mitchells — an animated comedy about a family facing a robot apocalypse — additionally won the awards for best direction, presented to Mike Rianda […]

‘Lion King’ Animator Ruben Aquino Looks Back at the Inspirations Behind His Design of Simba

Born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, Ruben Aquino studied at the University of Pennsylvania and pursued a career as an architect before discovering animation. He was a supervising animator on Disney classics including 1989’s The Little Mermaid, 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, 1994’s The Lion King, 1998’s Mulan and 2002’s Lilo & Stitch, and retired […]

Annie Awards Go Virtual Due to Omicron Spread; Live Event Canceled

In response to the rapid spread of the omicron variant, the ASIFA-Hollywood board said its 49th annual Annie Awards for animation has been moved to a virtual format and will stream live March 12. Previously, a live ceremony was scheduled for Feb. 26 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. “When we announced that the Annies would be […]

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Leads 2022 Annie Awards Feature Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood announced the nominations for its 49th Annie Awards for animation on Tuesday, with Walt Disney Animation Studios leading the feature competition with 10 nominations for its Raya and the Last Dragon and 9 nominations for its Encanto. Close behind are Pixar’s Luca and Sony Pictures Animation/Netflix’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines with 8 apiece. […]

‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Wins Annie Awards in Features

'Soul' won best animated feature and seven total awards, and 'Wolfwalkers' won best indie animated feature, best direction and five total awards.

Annie Awards to Honor Trio of Groundbreaking Animators

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood is bestowing career achievement awards to Willie Ito ('Hong Kong Phooey) and Bruce Smith ('The Proud Family), along with the late Sue Nichols ('Beauty and the Beast').

Josh Gad, Phillipa Soo Among Annie Awards Presenters

The animation honors will be presented during a virtual ceremony on April 16.

Annies Unveil Juried Animation Awards

The Annie Awards have announced its juried honors in animation, incluiding career achievement recognitions that will be presented to Bruce Smith, Willie Ito and posthumously to Sue Nichols.

Annie Animation Awards Schedule, Rules for 2021 Edition Announced

Either virtually or live, the trophies will be handed out on April 16.

‘Klaus’ Wins Big at Annie Awards for Animation

Netflix's 'Klaus' on Saturday won seven trophies, including for best animated feature, at the Annie Awards.

Annie Awards: ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Missing Link’ Lead Year of Surprises and Snubs

‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Missing Link’ lead the Annie Award feature nominations in a year with surprises and snubs.