Spirited Away Takes Top Honors At Annie Awards
Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production
Bryan Andrews - SAMURAI JACK "Episode VII"
Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Daveigh Chase as the voice of Lilo, LILO AND STITCH
Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production
Corey Burton as the voice of Ludwig Von Drake, DISNEY'S HOUSE OF MOUSE
Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Hayao Miyazaki - MIYAZAKI'S SPIRITED AWAY
Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production
Norm Hiscock - KING OF THE HILL "Bobby Goes Nuts"
The Annie's also presented Juried Awards to outstanding individuals in animation. The recipients this year were:
June Foray Award (Significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation):
Girard R. Miller
Winsor McCay Award (Recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation):
Gene Hazelton - Character designer and storyboard artist whose career began in 1939 with Walt Disney. He went on to work for Warner Bros., MGM, Tex Avery and Hanna-Barbera.
Floyd Norman - Longtime Disney storyboard artist and owner of Vignette Films. Recent work includes Disney hits such as MULAN and THE TIGGER MOVIE as well as storyboards for Pixar Animation Studios' films MONSTERS, INC. and TOY STORY 2.
Robert and Richard Sherman - Oscar-winning songwriters/lyricists/composers known for their animated feature work on MARY POPPINS, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, WINNIE THE POOH and THE JUNGLE BOOK, as well as CHARLOTTE'S WEB, SNOOPY COME HOME and LITTLE NEMO.
Special Achievement Annie - (Service to the American animation industry):
Lou Scheimer - Animated film producer