Disney nabbed three nominations in the 40th Annual Annie Awards Best Animated Feature category, with Brave, Frankenweenie, and Wreck-It Ralph all competing for the top film honor. Announcing the nominees, ASIFA-Hollywood President Frank Gladstone said, "I am very exited about this year's slate of nominees! We had more submissions to choose from this year than for any prior year in Annie Award history, running the gamut from big studio features to indie films, television series to internet shows, games, shorts and, for the first time, student films, all showcasing the huge variety of venues, creativity, technical innovation, and story-telling that our art form has to offer."
The winners will be announced on Saturday, February 2, 2013.
Best Animated Feature
Brave - Pixar Animation Studios
Frankenweenie - The Walt Disney Studios
Hotel Transylvania - Sony Pictures Animation
ParaNorman - Focus Features
Rise of the Guardians - DreamWorks Animation
The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Aardman Animations
The Rabbi's Cat - GKIDS
Wreck-It Ralph - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Genndy Tartakovsky for Hotel Transylvania - Sony Pictures Animation
Johan Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux for The Rabbi's Cat - GKIDS
Remi Bezancon, Jean-Christophe Lie for Zarafa - GKIDS
Rick Moore for Wreck-It Ralph - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Sam Fell, Chris Butler for ParaNorman - Focus Features
Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Adam Sandler as Dracula in Hotel Transylvania - Sony Pictures Animation Alan Tudyk as King Candy in Wreck-It Ralph - Walt Disney Animation Studios Atticus Shaffer as Edgar E Gore in Frankenweenie - The Walt Disney Studios Catherine O'Hara as Weird Girl in Frankenweenie - The Walt Disney Studios Imelda Staunton as Queen Victoria in The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Aardman Animations Jim Cummings as Budzo in Adventures in Zambezia - Saltzman Communications Jude Law as Pitch in Rise of the Guardians - DreamWorks Animation Kelly MacDonald as Merida in Brave - Pixar Animation Studios
For a list of all the nominees, visit www.annieawards.org.
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