April 23, 2014

“Rango,” “Rio” lead this year’s Annie Awards noms – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: “Rango,” “Rio” and “The Adventures of Tintin” are among the 10 animated features that will compete for Best Animated Feature at the 39th Annual Annie Awards, announced this morning.

The trophies will be handed out on Saturday, Feb. 4, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

The nominees for Best Animated Feature are:

A Cat in Paris – Folimage
Arrugas (Wrinkles) – Perro Verde Films, S.L.
Arthur Christmas – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations
Cars 2 – Pixar Animation Studios
Chico & Rita – Chico & Rita Distribution Limited
Kung Fu Panda 2 – DreamWorks Animation
Puss In Boots – DreamWorks Animation
Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies; A Blind Wink/GK Films Production
Rio – Blue Sky Studios
The Adventures of Tintin – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall

The complete list of Annie nominations can be found here.

And here’s a clip of “Rango” director Gore Verbinski accepting the Hollywood Animation Award at the Hollywood Film Awards in October.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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