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Disney Leads Annie Award Best Picture Nominees with 'Brave,' 'Frankenweenie' & 'Wreck-It Ralph'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 3, 2012 at 2:04PM

Nominees for the 40th Annie Awards, recognizing the best in animation, have been announced. Between Pixar and the Walt Disney Studio branches, Disney secured three Best Picture nods for "Brave," "Frankenweenie" and "Wreck-It Ralph." Full list below.
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Nominees for the 40th Annie Awards, recognizing the best in animation, have been announced. Between Pixar and the Walt Disney Studio branches, Disney secured three Best Picture nods for "Brave," "Frankenweenie" and "Wreck-It Ralph." Full list below.

International Animated Film Society (ASIFA-Hollywood) president Frank Gladstone noted that this year's Annies saw the most submissions in the history of the awards.

Best Picture nominees:

Brave - Disney/Pixar)

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

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 – Warner Bros. Animation

Best General Audience Animated Television Production

Archer ‘Space Race, Part 1’ – Weissman Markovitz Communications for FX

BOB’S BURGERS ‘Earsy Rider’ – 20th Century Fox TV

Motorcity ‘Blond Thunder’ – Disney TV Animation

MAD ‘FrankenWinnie/ParaMorgan’ – Warner Bros. Animation

This article is related to: Awards, Animation, News, Frankenweenie, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Awards, Oscars, Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.