‘WALL-E’ Blanked at Annie Awards as ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Takes Home 11

Photo: DreamWorks Animation

WALL•E is the certain frontrunner to win the Oscar Best Animated Feature at the 2009 Oscars as it competes with DreamWorks’s Kung Fu Panda and Disney’s Bolt for the award, but on Friday night at the 36th annual Annie Awards WALL•E‘s name was nowhere to be found when looking at the winner’s circle. Instead Kung Fu Panda took home eleven Annie Awards including Best Animated Feature and all the way down to Best Animated Video Game. Outside of that, it’s DVD counterpart Secrets of the Furious Five won four more Annie’s for DreamWorks Animation.

I would love to tell you there is more to the story, but it was an absolute domination. I don’t think this changes anything in terms of the Oscar race as WALL•E remains the likely winner, but it certainly adds a little more flavor to a rather weird award season.

The winners are featured below and you can look at the list of nominees right here.

PRODUCTION

Animated Feature
Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Animated Home Entertainment Production
Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs, The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Animated Short Subject
Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death, Aardman Animations Ltd.

Animated Television Commercial
United Airlines Heart, Duck Studios

Animated Television Production
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, ShadowMachine

Animated Television Production Produced for Children
Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon

Animated Video Game
Kung Fu Panda, Activision

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Animated Effects
Li-Ming Lawrence Lee Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Feature Production
James Baxter Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Television Production or Short Form
Pierre Perifel Secrets of the Furious Five, DreamWorks Animation

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Nico Marlet, Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Nico Marlet, Secrets of the Furious Five, DreamWorks Animation

Directing in an Animated Feature Production
John Stevenson & Mark Osborne, Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Directing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Joaquim Dos Santos, Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin’s Comet Pt. 3, Nickelodeon

Music in an Animated Feature Production
Hans Zimmer & John Powell, Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Henry Jackman, Hans Zimmer & John Powell, Secrets of the Furious Five, DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Tang Heng, Kung Fu Panda – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Tang Heng, Secrets of the Furious Five, DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Jen Yuh Nelson, Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Chris Williams, Glago’s Guest, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Dustin Hoffman, Voice of Shifu, Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Ahmed Best, Voice of Jar Jar Binks, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, ShadowMachine

Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation

Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Tom Root, Douglas Goldstein, Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Dan Milano, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick, Zeb Wells, Breckin Meyer, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, ShadowMachine

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