Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Up wins the Annie Award

The animated feature Up is really flying high. The movie was the winner for best animated feature at the 37th annual Annie Awards, and director Pete Docter also won the award for directing in a feature production. Coraline, another big favorite, featured in the last year's Anima Mundi, took the prizes for best soundtrack, best production design and best character design.

Te ceremony also gave honors to Tim Burton, Bruce Timm, from Batman - The Animated Series, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, cofounder of DreamWorks. They have received the Winsor McCay Awards for their career achievements in animation.

The Annie Awards is considered a preview for the Academy Awards animation categories, and just one year the Annie Winner didn't take the Oscar too. And this time Up also runs for the Best Picture in the Academy Awards!

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