Saturday, January 31, 2009

'Kung Fu Panda' Cleans Up at Annies

Could this be an indication of what will happen for the Best Animation award at the Oscars?

Kung Fu Panda swept the major awards at the Annies, which is the animation equivalent of the Oscars. It includes the award for best animation movie, beating out Wall-E.

Winning the top prize over such other nominees as the critical favorites "WALL-E" and "Waltz With Bashir," "Panda" swept the feature film categories as it picked up 10 trophies, bettering Pixar's "Ratatouille" run last year when it earned nine Annies, including best feature.
Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences set up its best animated feature category in 2001, the Annie winner has gone on to score the animation Oscar every year except for two years ago when the Annies opted for "Cars" but the Academy chose "Happy Feet."

We'll have to see if lightning strikes again.


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