The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced the nominations and award recipients for the 40th Annual Annie Awards earlier today, with some DC Comics-highlighted projects garnering nods. Assorted DC Comics-based animated projects Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One, Justice League: Doom, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and a DC Nation short all nabbed nominations for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. The 2012 Annie Award winners will be announced at the Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, at UCLAs Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Continue below for further specific details, with the complete appropriate nominees highlighted.
Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production
–Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 – Warner Bros. Animation
-Before Orel – Trust – Starburns Industries, Inc.
-Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – Illumination Entertainment
-Disney Tron: Uprising – Beck’s Beginning – Disney TV Animation
-Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury – DreamWorks Animation
–Justice League: Doom – Warner Bros. Animation
Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
-Andy Bialk ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk: Alvin and the Outcasts’ – DreamWorks Animaton
–Andy Suriano DC Nation – Plastic Man: The Many and the Fowl – Big Hair Productions, Inc.
-Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, Ryu Ki-Hyun, Kim Il Kwang, Kim Jin Sun The Legend of Korra: Welcome to Republic -City – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
-“C” Raggio IV Kick Buttowski: Petrified – Disney TV Animation
-Derrick Wyatt, Chap Yaep, Steven Choi Ben 10: Omniverse: The More Things Change, Pt. 2 – Cartoon Network Studios
-Gordon Hammond T.U.F.F. Puppy: Dudley Do-Wrong – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
-Robert Valley Disney Tron: Uprising: The Renegade, Part I – Disney TV Animation
-Thaddeus Paul Cauldron ‘Secret Mountain Fort Awesome: Secret Mountain Uncle Grandpa’- Cartoon Network Studios
Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
-Adam Berry ‘Penquins of Madagascar: Private and the Winky Factory’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
-Alf Clausen ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII’ – Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox TV
–Frederik Wiedmann Green Lantern The Animated Series: Into the Abyss – F. Wiedmann, Composer
-Guy Moon ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy: Really Big Mission’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
-John Paesano ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk: How to Pick Your Dragon’ – DreamWorks Animation
-Michael Rubin ‘Bubble Guppies: Bubble Puppy’s Fin-tastic Fairytale!’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Previous DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including Batman: Year One, have received Annie Award nominations. Additionally, this is the third Annie Award nomination for Green Lantern: The Animated Series, following 2011 nominations for Best General Audience Animated TV Production and Nominated Music In a Television Production – Frederik Wiedmann.
The Annie Awards honor overall excellence in the field of animation as well as individual achievement in nearly 30 different categories ranging from production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music and voice acting. More details can be found at the official website for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. The 2012 Annie Award winners will be announced at the Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2nd, 2012, at UCLAs Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. The official website for the 40th Annual Annie Awards also contains a complete list of nominations.
Click here for an interview with musician Frederik Wiedmann, again nominated for his work on Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Visit the following links for further details on the related nominated projects – Justice League: Doom subsite, Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One subsite. Stay tuned for further details right here at The World’s Finest.
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