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How To Train Your Dragon

DreamWorks Animation’s “How To Train Your Dragon” won top honors as the Best Animated Feature at the 38th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 5 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Best Animated Short Subject was presented to Pixar’s ‘Day & Night’; Best Animated Television Commercial to Duck Studios ‘Children’s Medical Center’; Nickelodeon’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ was honored as Best Animated Television Production for Children and Playdead’s ‘Limbo’ won Best Animated Video Game. A new category, Character Animation in a Live Action Production was presented to Sony Pictures’ ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ The Winsor McCay award was presented to three animation industry leaders – Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg and Matt Groening. Brad Bird is currently filming in Vancouver and accepted his Winsor via a videotaped message. Entries submitted for consideration were from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or commercially released between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010:

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated Feature

  • How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Short Subject

  • Day & Night – Pixar

Best Animated Television Commercial

  • Children’s Medical Center – DUCK Studios

Best Animated Television Production

  • Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Television Production for Children

  • SpongeBob SquarePants – Nickelodeon

Best Animated Video Game

  • Limbo – Playdead

 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES

Animated Effects in an Animated Production

  • Brett Miller “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Television Production

  • David Pate “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Feature Production

  • Gabe Hordos “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Live Action Production

  • Ryan Page – Alice in Wonderland – Sony Pictures

Character Design in a Television Production

  • Ernie Gilbert “T.U.F.F. Puppy” – Nickelodeon

Character Design in a Feature Production

  • Nico Marlet “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Television Production

  • Tim Johnson “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Feature Production

  • Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois “How To Train Your Dragon” ��� DreamWorks Animation

Music in a Television Production

  • Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton, Nick Carr, Tuck Tucker “SpongeBob SquarePants” – Nickelodeon

Music in a Feature Production

  • John Powell “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in a Television Production

  • Richie Sacilioc “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in a Feature Production

  • Pierre Olivier Vincent “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Television Production

  • Fred Gonzales “T.U.F.F. Puppy” – Nickelodeon

Storyboarding in a Feature Production

  • Tom Owens “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Television Production

  • James Hong as Mr. Ping “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production

  • Jay Baruchel as Hiccup “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Writing in a Television Production

  • Geoff Johns, Matthew Beans, Zeb Wells, Hugh Sterbakov, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root, Dan Milano, Kevin Shinick & Hugh Davidson “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III” – ShadowMachine

Writing in a Feature Production

  • William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders  “How to Train Your Dragon”– DreamWorks Animation

JURIED AWARDS__________________________________

Winsor McCay Award — Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg, Matt Groening

June Foray — Ross Iwamoto

Ub Iwerks Award — Autodesk

Special Achievement — “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

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