An eccentric, cheese-loving inventor and his loyal — and brilliant — four-legged companion were the toast of the animation industry as "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" cleaned up at the 33rd annual Annie Awards.

The movie earned best animated picture honors, along with kudos for animated effects (Jason Wen); character animation (Claire Billett); music in an animated feature production (Julian Nott); character design in an animated feature production (creator Nick Park); directing in an animated feature production (Park, Steve Box); production design in an animated feature production (Phil Lewis); storyboarding in an animated feature production (Bob Persichetti); voice acting in an animated feature production (Peter Sallis, who voices Wallace); and writing in an animated feature production (Box, Park, Bob Baker and Mark Burton).


33rd Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners

* Winners indicated in bold

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated Feature

  • Chicken Little – Walt Disney Feature Animation

  • Corpse Bride – Warner Bros. Presents A Tim Burton/Laika Entertainment Production

  • Howl’s Moving Castle – Walt Disney Studios/Studio Ghibli

  • Madagascar – DreamWorks Animation

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

Best Home Entertainment Production

  • Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows – Creative Capers Entertainment, Inc.

  • Kronk’s New Groove – DisneyToon Studios

  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch – DisneyToon Studios

  • Tarzan II – DisneyToon Studios

  • The Batman vs Dracula – Warner Bros. Animation

Best Animated Short Subject

  • The Fan and The Flower – Atomic Television/Plymptoons Productions

  • Life in Transition – John R. Dilworth/Stretch Films, Inc.

  • Milch – Klasky Csupo

  • Moongirl – Laika/Entertainment

  • The Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation – John Canemaker Productions

Best Animated Television Commercial

  • ConocoPhillips "1975" - Ring of Fire

  • They Might Be Giants “Bastard Wants to Hit Me” - Laika/House

  • Coke "Futbol" - Laika/House

  • GE "Tower"- Quiet Man Inc.

  • United Airlines "Mr. Pants" - Acme Filmworks

Best Animated Television Production

  • AVATAR: The Last Airbender - Nickelodeon

  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - Cartoon Network Studios

  • My Life As A Teenage Robot – Nickelodeon/Frederator

  • Star Wars: Clone Wars II Chapters 21-25 - Cartoon Network Studios

  • The Batman - Warner Bros. Animation

Best Animated Video Game

  • Psychonauts – Double Fine Productions, Inc.

  • Resident Evil 4 – Capcom

  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS! – THQ, Inc.

  • Tak The Great Juju Challenge – THQ, Inc.

  • Ultimate Spider-Man – Activision/Treyarch

 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES

Animated Effects

  • Matt Baer - "Madagascar " – DreamWorks Animation

  • Rick Glumac - "Madagascar " – DreamWorks Animation

  • Dale Mayeda – “Chicken Little” – Walt Disney Feature Animation

  • Jason Wen - "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Martin Usiak – “Madagascar ” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation

  • Claire Billett – “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Spike Brandt – Tom & Jerry- “The Karate Guard” – Warner Bros. Animation

  • Jay Grace – “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Christopher Sadler – “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Matt Shumway – “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” – Rhythm and Hues

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

  • Carlos Grangel – “Corpse Bride” – Warner Bros. Presents A Tim Burton/Laika Entertainment Production

  • William Joyce – “Robots” – 20th Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios

  • Craig Kellman – “Madagascar ” – DreamWorks Animation

  • Joe Moshier -  “Chicken Little” – Walt Disney Feature Animation

  • Nick Park – “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

Character Design in an Animated Television Production

  • Bryan Arnett – My Life As A Teenage Robot “Escape From Cluster Prime” - Nickelodeon

  • Ernie Gilbert – The Fairly OddParent “The Good Old Days” - Nickelodeon

  • Jorge Gutierrez – The Buzz on Maggie “Bella Con Carny” – Walt Disney Television Animation

  • Luther McLaurin – “Catscratch” - Nickelodeon

  • Shannon Tindle – Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends “Go Goo Go” – Cartoon Network Studios

Directing in an Animated Feature Production

  • Mike Johnson, Tim Burton “Corpse Bride” – Warner Bros. Presents A Tim Burton/Laika Entertainment Production

  • Hayao Miyazaki “Howl’s Moving Castle” – Walt Disney Studios/Studio Ghibli

  • Nick Park, Steve Box – “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

Directing in an Animated Television Production

  • Gary Conrad - The Fairly OddParents “The Good Old Days” – Nickelodeon

  • Craig McCracken - Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends “Duchess of Wails” – Cartoon Network Studios

  • Dan Povenmire - Family Guy “PTV” – Fox TV Animation

  • Dan Riba - Justice League Unlimited “Clash” – Warner Bros. Animation

  • Peter Shin - Family Guy “North by North Quahog” – Fox TV Animation

Music in an Animated Feature Production

  • Julian Nott – “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”– Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Hans Zimmer – “Madagascar ” – DreamWorks Animation

Music in an Animated Television Production

  • Jeff Danna, Steve Sullivan – Zula Patrol “Case of the Missing Rings” – Zula USA LLC

  • Thomas Chase Jones - The Batman “The Laughing Bat” – Warner Bros. Animation

  • James L. Venable, Jennifer Kes Remington  - Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends “Duchess of Wails” – Cartoon Network Studios

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production

  • Ian Gooding, Dan Cooper, David Womersley, Mac George – “Chicken Little” - Walt Disney Feature Animation

  • Dennis A. Greco “Lilo & Stitch 2” - DisneyToon Studios

  • Yoriko ItoMadagascar ” - DreamWorks Animation

  • William Joyce & Steve Martino “Robots” - 20th Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios

  • Phil Lewis “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”- Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in an Animated Television Production

  • Alan Bodner - The Life and Times of Juniper Lee “Enter Sandman” - Cartoon Network Studios

  • Michael Giaimo “Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi” - Renegade Animation

  • Alex Kirwan “My Life as a Teenage Robot” - Nickelodeon

  • Mike Moon, Craig McCracken, Dave Dunnet, Martin Ansolabehere - Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends “A Lost Claus” - Cartoon Network Studios

  • Nadia Vurbenova - Kim Possible “So The Drama” - Walt Disney Television Animation

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

  • Tom McGrath – “Madagascar ” – DreamWorks Animation

  • Chris Otsuki – “Kronk’s New Groove” – DisneyToon Studios

  • Bob Persichetti – “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Catherine Rader – “Madagascar ” – DreamWorks Animation

  • Michael Salter – “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production

  • Troy Adomitis – Kim Possible “So The Drama” – Walt Disney Television Animation

  • Ben Balistreri – Danny Phantom “Identity Crisis” – Nickelodeon

  • Dave Bullock – Kim Possible “So The Drama” – Walt Disney Television Animation

  • Lauren MacMullan - AVATAR:The Last Airbender “The Deserter” - Nickelodeon

  • Andrew Tan - Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends “A Froggy Day in Sunny Patch” – Nelvana Ltd.

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

  • Helena Bonham Carter – Voice of Lady Campanula Tottington “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Ralph Fiennes – Voice of Victor Quartermaine “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Peter Sallis – Voice of Wallace “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Nicholas Smith – Voice of Reverend Clement Hedges “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” - Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production 

  • Grey Delisle – Voice of Kitty - Danger Rangers “Fires & Liars” – Educational Adventures

  • Johnny Hardwick – Voice of Dale Gribble - King of the Hill “Smoking and the Bandit” – 20th Century Fox Television

  • Tony Jay – Voice of Spiderus - Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends “A Froggy Day in Sunny Patch” – Nelvana Ltd.

  • Seth MacFarlane – Voice of Stewie - Family Guy “Brian the Bachelor” – Fox TV Animation

  • Rob Paulsen – Voice of Eubie “The Happy Elf” – Film Roman

Writing in an Animated Feature Production

  • Steve Box, Nick Park, Bob Baker, Mark Burton “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” – Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation

  • Tony Leondis, Michael LaBash, Tom Rogers “Kronk’s New Groove” – DisneyToon Studios

  • Hayao Miyazaki, Donald H. Hewitt, Cindy Davis Hewitt “Howl’s Moving Castle” – Walt Disney Studios/Studio Ghibli

Writing in an Animated Television Production

  • Aaron Ehasz, John O’Bryan - AVATAR: The Last Airbender “The Fortune Teller” – Nickelodeon

  • C.H. Greenblatt, Paul Tibbitt, Mike Bell, Tim Hill – SpongeBob “Fear of a Krabby Patty” – Nickelodeon

  • Christopher Painter - The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius “The Tomorrow Boys” – Nickelodeon/DNA Productions

  • Johanna Stein, Jack Ferraiolo - O’Grady III “Old Cold” – Soup 2 Nuts

  • Larry Swerdlove - Jakers! “Wish Upon A Story Part 1” – Mike Young Productions

 

JURIED AWARDS

June Foray Award - Significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation.

  • Mark Kausler

Winsor McCay Award - Recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation.

  • Cornelius Cole

  • Tyrus Wong

  • Fred Crippen

Ub Iwerks Award

  • Corpse Bride

Certificate of Merit

  • Larry Loc

  • “Dream on Silly Dreamer”

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