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Wallace & Gromit Leads Annie Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 33rd annual Annie Awards, which will take place Feb. 4, 2006, in Glendale. WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT led the list of nominees with 16, including Best Animated Feature. The film also swept the Feature Voice Acting category with nods for Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Sallis and Nicholas Smith. DreamWorks MADAGASCAR came in second with nine nominations.

This year's presenters include Brad Bird, Seth MacFarlane, Jason Alexander and Dick Cook. SpongeBob voice Tom Kenny will again host the ceremony.

Below is a complete list of the nominees.

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated Feature* CHICKEN LITTLE Walt Disney Feature Animation * CORPSE BRIDE Warner Bros. Presents A Tim Burton/Laika Ent. Production * HOWLS 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 Ent. Inc. * KRONKS 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 Prods. * LIFE IN TRANSITION Stretch Films Inc. * MILCH Klasky Csupo * MOONGIRL Laika * THE MOON AND THE SUN: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION John Canemaker Prods.

Best Animated Television Commercial* Conoco '1975' Ring of Fire * 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 Videogame* PSYCHONAUTS Double Fine Prods. Inc. * RESIDENT EVIL 4 Capcom * SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: LIGHTS, CAMERA, PANTS! THQ, Inc. * TAK THE GREAT JUJU CHALLENGE THQ, Inc. * ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Activision

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 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 Ent. 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 Guiterrez THE BUZZ ON MAGGIE Bella Con Carny Walt Disney Television Animation * Luther McLaurin CATSCRATCH Nickelodeon * Shannon Tindle FOSTERS 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 Prod.* Hayao Miyazaki HOWLS 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 FOSTERS 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 Dana ZULA PATROL Case of the Missing Rings Zula USA LLC * Thomas Chase Jones THE BATMAN The Laughing Bat Warner Bros. Animation * James L. Venable FOSTERS 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 Ito MADAGASCAR 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 FOSTERS 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 KRONKS NEW GROOVE DisneyToon Studios * Bob Persichetti WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT Aardman Animations Ltd./DreamWorks Animation* Catherine Yuh 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 SPIDERS 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 AAardman 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 SPIDERS 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 KRONKS NEW GROOVE DisneyToon Studios * Hayao Miyazaki, Donald H. Hewitt, Cindy Davis Hewitt HOWLS MOVING CASTLE Walt Disney Studios/Studio Ghibli

Writing in an Animated Television Production* Aaron Ehasz, John OBryan AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER The Fortune Teller Nickelodeon * C.H. Greenblatt, Paul Tibbitt, Mike Bell, Tim Hill SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Fear of a Krabby Patty Nickelodeon * Christopher Painter THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS The Tomorrow Boys DNA Prods. * Johanna Stein, Jack Ferraiolo OGRADY III Old Cold Soup 2 Nuts Larry Swerdlove JAKERS! Wish Upon A Story Part 1 Mike Young Prods.

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 AwardCORPSE BRIDE

Certificate of MeritLarry Loc andDREAM ON SILLY DREAMER

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