The nominations for the 41st Annie Awards were published earlier this week. Congratulations to my very, very talented colleagues for the nominations in story boarding!!
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Steven MacLeod - The Croods - DreamWorks Animation
Eric Favela – Despicable Me 2 - Universal Pictures
Dean Kelly - Monsters University - Pixar Animation Studios
Jason Hand - Planes - Disneytoon Studios
John Ripa - Frozen - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Piero Piluso - Monsters vs. Aliens - Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Douglas Lovelace - Dragons: Riders of Berk - DreamWorks Animation
Adam Ford, Deke Wightman, Kevin Mellon, Justin Wagner, Benji Williams - Archer - FX Networks
Alonso Ramos-Ramirez - Disney Mickey Mouse - Disney Television Animation
Daniel Chong - Toy Story of TERROR! - Pixar Animation Studios
Alonso Ramos-Ramirez - Gravity Falls - Disney Television Animation Guillermo Del Toro, Guy Davis, Ralph Sosa - The Simpsons -- "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" -- Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox TV
Paul Watling - Justin Time - Guru Studio
Even though the Annie Award it is an (US)American award, it is great to see more and more european productions and artists being nominated. Special congratulations also to the artists from "Kellerkind" and "The Wedding Cake" both from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, nominated for best student films. Also congratulations to Stuttgart's Studio Soi 's: "Room on the Broom" , nominated for Best Animated Special Production.