Coco, Teen Titans Go! & More in Animation Nominated For The 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards

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Nickelodeon’s annual Kids’ Choice Awards is right around the corner and the 2018 nominees have been announced! Animation has had a quite a year in 2017 and it looks like Nickelodeon made sure the animated movies and shows that we all know and love made it to the nominations list!

Coco had to be the biggest animated feature of 2017, winning a total of 51 out of the 67 awards it was nominated for so far. Could it be receiving a 52nd? SpongeBob of course made it to television category, and since 2009 America’s favorite yellow sponge has won every year in the cartoon category. His winning streak ended briefly in 2008, losing to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Good news for The Loud House fans, because its the show’s second year in a row getting nominated. Could Lincoln in the Loud family grab it this year? Find out March 24, 2018! The show will be hosted by John Cena. For now, here are the list of nominees in animation:

Favorite Animated Movie
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
Ferdinand
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie

Favorite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House
The Simpsons

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Annie Awards 2018: See the Full List of Winners

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It’s a big night in animation because the 45th annual Annie Awards is honoring and celebrating some of most notable television shows and features in animation. The ceremony took place at the University of California, Los Angeles Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.

Presenters included Glen Keane, Russi Taylor, Jerry Beck, EG Daily, Debi Derryberry, Tom Kenny and many more big names in animation. James Baxter, Stephen Hillenburg,  Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby were honored with the Winsor McCay awards. Disney Historian Didier Ghez was honored with the June Foray award this year. Disney Pixar’s Coco dominated this year by winning every award it was nominated for. Congrats to all of the winners tonight!

1. Best Animated Feature

COCO | PIXAR ANIMATIONS STUDIOS

2. Best Animated Feature-Independent

THE BREADWINNER | CARTOON SALOON, AIRCRAFT PICTURES, MELUSINE PRODUCTIONS

3. Best Animated Special Production

REVOLTING RHYMES | MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES

4. Best Animated Short Subject

DEAR BASKETBALL | GLEN KEANE PRODUCTIONS, KOBE STUDIOS, BELIEVE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

5. Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

JUNE | BROAD REACH PICTURES, CHROMOSPHERE, LYFT

6. Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

OCTONAUTS | VAMPIRE SQUID PRODUCTIONS LIMITED, A SILVERGATE MEDIA COMPANY, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BROWN BAG FILMS

7. Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

WE BARE BEARS | CARTOON NETWORK ANIMATION STUDIOS

8. Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

RICK AND MORTY | WILLIAMS STREET PRODUCTIONS 

9. Best Student Film

POLES APART | PALOMA BAEZA

10. Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated Production

COCO | PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, SHAUN GALINAK, DAVE HALE, JASON JOHNSTON, CARL KAPHAN, KEITH DANIEL KLOHN

11. Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

TROLLHUNTERS | BRUNO CHIOU, YI-FAN CHO, KEVIN JONG, CHUN-JUNG CHU

12. Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production

COCO | JON CHUN CHIU LEE

13. Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES | DANIEL BARRETT, SIDNEY KOMBO-KINTOMBO, EMILE GHORAYEB, LUISMA LAVIN PEREDO, ALESSANDRO BONORA

14. Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Video Game

CUPHEAD | HANNA ABI-HANNA

15. Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SAMURAI JACK | CRAIG KELLMAN 

16. Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

COCO | DANIEL ARRIAGA, DANIELA STRIJLEVA, GREG DYKSTRA, ALONSO MARTINEZ, ZARUHI GALSTYAN

17. Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE | DAVE WASSON, EDDIE TRIGUEROS, ALONSO RAMIREZ-RAMOS

18. Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production

COCO | LEE UNKRICH, ADRIAN MOLINA 

19. Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE | CHRISTOPHER WILLIS 

20. Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production

COCO | MICHAEL GIACCHINO, KRISTIN ANDERSON-LOPEZ, ROBERT LOPEZ, GERMAINE FRANCO, ADRIAN MOLINA

21. Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SAMURAI JACK | SCOTT WILLS

22. Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production

COCO | HARLEY JESSUP, DANIELLE FEINBERG, BRYN IMAGIRE, NATHANIEL MCLAUGHLIN, ERNESTO NEMESIO

23. Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE | STORYBOARD ARTIST: EDDIE TRIGUEROS

24. Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

COCO | STORYBOARD ARTIST: DEAN KELLY

25. Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS | TOM KENNY

26. Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

COCO | ANTHONY GONZALEZ 

27. Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

RICK AND MORTY | RYAN RIDLEY, DAN GUTERMAN

28. Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production

COCO | ADRIAN MOLINA, MATTHEW ALDRICH

29. Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SAMURAI JACK | PAUL DOUGLAS 

30. Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

“COCO” | STEVE BLOOM, LEE UNKRICH, GREG SNYDER, TIM FOX

 

‘Coco’, ‘The Boss Baby’ & More Animated Features Nominated for Oscars 2018

The Oscars 2018 nominations are in – and we’re excited to see which animated films made it. The year of 2017 had a number of animated feature films that left impressions among the masses, and it’s their time to shine at the 90th annual Academy Awards. No matter the winner, we are thrilled to announce that these films have been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film:


The Breadwinner

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Directed by Nora Twomey, is the story of 11-year Parvana who’s living in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan with her family. She must dress as a boy in order to support her mother and sister, after her father was unjustly arrested. The film is based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel. It’s world premiere was at Toronto’s International Film Festival in September 2017.

Coco

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Though music is banned in this family, that doesn’t stop 12-year-old Miguel Rivera from achieving his dreams to become a musician. Coco became the highest-grossing film of all-time in Mexico the following week of its premiere. As of January 21, 2018, the film has  grossed $656.7 million worldwide and received much praise for its representation of Mexican culture.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand is the story of a young bull who just wants to live a peaceful existence. But after he ditched his bull training camp in Spain, his peace comes crashing down when his captors come after him. Directed by Carlos Saldanha and released on December 15, 2017, Ferdinand has grossed a worldwide total of $234.8 million in box office sales.

The Boss Baby

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Tim Templeton tells his story of how his 7-year-old self dealt a unordinary life of having a baby brother with the voice of an adult man and the salary of one too. The Boss Baby stars Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and more. The film grossed at $498.9 million worlwide despite mixed reviews.

Loving Vincent

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Loving Vincent is the world’s first painted featured film, and the story surrounds the mystery behind Vincent van Gogh’s death in 1890. Interesting enough, the film was done by 125 painters and they used the same technique as Van Gogh. The film was directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, and premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Congrats to all of the nominees!