Zootopia Wins Big at Annie Awards


Disney’s “Zootopia” dominated the 44th Annie Awards, taking home six wins on Saturday, including best animated feature.

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Presented by Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, the annual awards recognize excellence in animation.

"Zootopia" also walked away with honors for best character design, directing, storyboarding, voice acting and writing in an animated feature. Laika’s “Kubo and the Two Strings” won three awards, for character animation, editing and production design. Disney’s other animated outing for the year, “Moana,” took earned two awards for animated effects and voice acting. “The Jungle Book” won best character animation in a live-action production.

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It’s been a good year for "Zootopia," the noir-tinged film about the unusually paired crime-fighting rabbit and downtrodden fox, having won the Golden Globe and Critics' Choice awards for animated feature. It's also in the running for the Oscar for best animated feature. "Zootopia" earned $1.02 billion worldwide, becoming the sixth-highest grossing film of 2016.

The complete list of Annie Awards winners can be found below:

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 BallAmazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children“Adventure Time”Episode: Bad JubiesBix 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 FeixFilmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production“Moana”Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, John M. KosnikWalt Disney Animation Studios

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production“Doctor Strange,” Mirror DimensionGeorg Kaltenbrunner, Michael Marcuzzi, Thomas Bevan, Andrew Graham, Jihyun YoonMarvel Studios

Character Animation in a Television/Broadcast ProductionMike Chaffe“Dreamworks Trollhunters”Episode: Becoming, Part 1DreamWorks Animation Television

Character Animation in a Feature ProductionJan Maas“Kubo and the Two Strings”Laika

Character Animation in a Live Action ProductionAndrew R. Jones, Peta Bayley, Gabriele Zucchelli, Benjamin Jones“The Jungle Book”Walt Disney Pictures

Character Animation in a Video GameJeremy Yates, Almudena Soria, Eric Baldwin, Paul Davies, Tom Bland“Uncharted 4: A Theif’s End”Naughty Dog

Character Design in a TV/Broadcast ProductionVictor Maldonado, Alfredo Torres, Jules Rigolle“Dreamworks Trollhunters”Episode: Win, Lose or DraalDreamWorks Animation Television

Character Design in an Animated Feature ProductionCory Loftis“Zootopia”Walt Disney Animation Studios

Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast ProductionPatrick Osborne“Pearl”Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Directing in an Animated Feature ProductionByron Howard, Rich Moore“Zootopia”Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in a TV/Broadcast ProductionScot Stafford, Alexis Harte, JJ Wiesler“Pearl”Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Music in an Animated Feature ProductionHans Zimmer, Richard Harvey, Camille“The Little Prince”Netflix and On Animation Studios

Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast ProductionTuna Bora“Pearl”Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Production Design in an Animated Feature ProductionNelson Lowry, Trevor Dalmer, August Hall, Ean McNamara“Kubo and the Two Strings”Laika

Storyboarding in a TV/Broadcast ProductionHyunjoo Song“DreamWorks Trollhunters”Episode: Win, Lose or DraalDreamWorks Animation Television

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature ProductionDean Wellins“Zootopia”Walt Disney Animation Studios

Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast ProductionCarlos Alazraqui as Ponce de LeÛn“The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show”Episode: Ponce de LeÛnDreamWorks Animation Television

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Tie)Auli’i Cravalho as Moana in “Moana” (Walt Disney Animation Studios)andJason Bateman as Nick Wilde in “Zootopia” (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast ProductionLizzie Molyneux, Wendy Molyneux“Bob’s Burgers”Episode: The Hormone-iumsBento Box Entertainment

Writing in an Animated Feature ProductionJared Bush, Phil Johnston“Zootopia”Walt Disney Animation Studios

Editorial in a TV/Broadcast ProductionIllya Owens“Disney Mickey Mouse”Episode: Sock BurglarDisney Television Animation

Editorial in an Animated Feature ProductionChristopher Murrie“Kubo and the Two Strings”Laika

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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