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Rango Tops Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announces the winners of the 39th Annual Annie Awards, with Rango taking top honors.

Saturday night’s Annie Awards saluted a wide-ranging slate of winners, with eight different films winning the 14 feature-film awards. Gore Verbinski’s Rango topped the night with five awards, followed by two for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, and two for Jennifer Yuh Nelson's Kung Fu Panda 2.

Winnie the Pooh, Rio and Arthur Christmas each received one award, as did the live-action films Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which were honored for animated elements.

Rango also won the new Members' Favorite Award, which is voted on by the entire ASIFA-Hollywood membership, including student and affiliate members. The other awards are chosen by select committees of professionals in the field.

In the television categories, The Simpsons was named Best General Audience Animated TV Production, while Disney's Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice won four awards. Other TV winners included The Amazing World of Gumball, Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome and The Penguins of Madagascar.

The complete list of winners is shown below.

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated Feature

Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production Kung Fu Panda – Secrets of the Masters – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Short Subject

Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee

Best Animated Television Commercial

Twinings “Sea” – Psyop

Best General Audience Animated TV Production The Simpsons – Gracie Films

Best Animated Television Production - Preschool Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates – Disney Television Animation

Best Animated Video Game

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet – Shadow Planet Productions, Gagne/Fuelcell

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES

Animated Effects in an Animated Production

Kevin Romond “Tintin” – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production

Florent Andorra “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” – Industrial Light & Magic

Character Animation in a Television Production

Tony Smeed “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Animation in a Feature Production

Jeff Gabor “Rio” – Blue Sky Studios

Character Animation in a Live Action Production

Eric Reynolds “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” – 20th Century Fox

Character Design in a Television Production

Bill Schwab “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Design in a Feature Production

Mark “Crash” McCreery “Rango” – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

Directing in a Television Production

Matthew Nastuk “The Simpsons” – Gracie Films

Directing in a Feature Production

Jennifer Yuh Nelson “Kung Fu Panda 2” – DreamWorks Animation

Music in a Television Production

Grace Potter, Michael Giacchino “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in a Feature Production

John Williams “Tintin” – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall

Production Design in a Television Production

Mark Bodnar, Chris Tsirgiotis, Sue Mondt and Daniel Elson “Secret Mountain Fort Awesome” – Cartoon Network Studios

Production Design in a Feature Production

Raymond Zibach “Kung Fu Panda 2” – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Television Production

Brian Kesinger “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Storyboarding in a Feature Production

Jeremy Spears “Winnie The Pooh” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Voice Acting in a Television Production

Jeff Bennett as Kowalski “Penguins of Madagascar” – Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production

Bill Nighy as Grandsanta “Arthur Christmas” – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations

Writing in a Television Production

Carolyn Omine “The Simpsons -Treehouse of Horror XXII” – Gracie Films

Writing in a Feature Production

John Logan, Gore Verbinski and James Byrkit “Rango” – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Productions

Editing in Television Production

Ted Machold, Jeff Adams, Doug Tiano, Bob Tomlin “Penguins of Madagascar” – Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

Editing in a Feature Production

Craig Wood, A.C.E. “Rango” – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

JURIED AWARDS

Winsor McCay Award —Walt Peregoy,

Borge Ring, Ronald Searle June Foray — Art Leonardi Special Achievement — Depth Analysis