For the first time, the Producers Guild of America has issued nominations for Producer of the Year Award Animated Film. The list of five is a list of the top performing animated features of 2005. Box office champ MADAGASCAR from DreamWorks earned Mireille Soira a nod. For Disneys CHICKEN LITTLE the nominee was Randy Fullmer. Foxs ROBOTS Jerry Davis, John C. Donkin and William Joyce were all nominated. For Warner Bros. CORPSE BRIDE, the nominees are Tim Burton and Allison Abbate. The producers recognized for DreamWorks and Aardman Animations WALLACE & GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT are pending arbitration.
The 17th Annual Producers Guild Awards will be held Jan. 22, 2006, at the Universal Hilton Hotel. For more information, visit www.producersguild.org.