About the 46th Annie Awards
The 46th Annual Annie Awards will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. The award ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m
Annie Award for Best Animated Feature
Early Man – Aardman Animations
Early Man is a British stop-motion animated historical sports comedy film. An asteroid collides with the prehistoric Earth, causing the extinction of planet’s dinosaurs, but sparing a tribe of cavemen living near the impact site. Finding a roughly spherical chunk of the asteroid that is too hot to touch, the cavemen begin to kick it around and invent the game of football.
Incredibles 2 – Pixar Animation Studios
The Incredibles 2 was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and is the sequel to the superhero movie, The Incredibles (2004). The story follows the not so ordinary, Parr family.
Isle Of Dogs- Fox Searchlight Pictures / Indian Paintbrush / American Empirical Pictures
The Isle of Dogs is a stop-motion animated film written and produced by Wes Anderson. The story is set in a dystopian society set in Japan. The heroes of the story revolve around a young boy and a group of dogs. All dogs are banished to an island following the outbreak of a canine-flu.
Ralph Breaks The Internet- Walt Disney Animation Studios
Ralph Breaks the Internet is a 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is the sequel of Wreck-It-Ralph (2012). The story follows Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz as they face their own adventures and challenges in the internet.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseSony Pictures Animation
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a computer-animated film based on the Marvel Comics. Produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation it is set in alternate universes when Morales becomes one of the many Spider-Men.
Annie Award for Best Animated Independent Feature
Ce Magnifique Gâteau !- Beast Animation, Vivement Lundi !, Pedri Animation
An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of five different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.
MFKZ- Ankama / Studio 4ºC
Genre-mashup MFKZ is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game. The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, and Lucha Libre in an orgy of video game-inspired mayhem.
Mirai- Studio Chizu
Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are. The film is a Japanese animated film written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda.
Ruben Brandt, Collector- Hungarian National Film Fund
The world’s most renowned masterpieces are being swiped from museums around the world, paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Botticelli and more are being taken but it’s clear to all, especially Mike Kowalski, the detective on the case, that this is no ordinary thief.
Tito and the Birds – Bits Productions, Split Studio
The most recent example of the wildly imaginative and creative animation coming out of South America, Tito and the Birds is a beautiful and adventure packed story that finds an imaginative way to speak to highly resonant themes for today’s society. The film is a unique blend of animation styles that particularly soars when its depicting the epic flights of the winged creatures of the city. (Courtesy of Shout! Studios)