Damnit! RANGO Wins Annie Awards For Best Animated Feature

Look! Don’t get me wrong, I thought RANGO was an excellent movie but I was gunning for my favorite, KUNG FU PANDA 2 to win the 39th Annual Annie Awards and all the way to the Oscars but alas, RANGO won Annie instead and now it’s becoming a threat.
I thought the fact that THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN got snubbed at the Oscars means more chance for Po to win on Sunday, Feb. 26, but if Annie is any indicator, then RANGO could steal the statuette that evening…
Here are the 2012 ANNIE Awards, I only included the key categories..

Best Animated Feature

A Cat in Paris – Folimage
Arrugas (Wrinkles) – Perro Verde Films, S.L.
Arthur Christmas – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations
Cars 2 – Pixar Animation Studios
Chico & Rita – Chico & Rita Distribution Limited
Kung Fu Panda 2 – DreamWorks Animation
Puss In Boots – DreamWorks Animation
Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production
Rio – Blue Sky Studios
The Adventures of Tintin – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall

Best General Audience Animated TV Show

Archer – FX Productions
Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Warner Bros. Animation
Hoops & YoYo Ruin Christmas – Hallmark
MAD – Warner Bros. Animation
Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole Season 2 – Starburns Industries, Inc.
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice – Walt Disney Animation Studios
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd.
The Simpsons – Gracie Films

Best Animated Video Game

Bumpy Road – Simogo
Catherine – Atlus
Gears of War 3 – Epic Games
Gesundheit – Konami Digital Entertainment
Ghost Trick: “Phantom Detective” – Capcom
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet – Shadow Planet Productions, Gagne/Fuelcell
Ratchet and Clark: All 4 One – Insomniac
Rayman Origins – Ubisoft Montpellier
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Naughty Dog

Best Directing in a Feature Production

Carlos Saldanha, Rio
Chris Miller, Puss In Boots
Don Hall & Stephen Anderson, Winnie The Pooh
Gore Verbinski, Rango
Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Kung Fu Panda 2
Kelly Asbury, Gnomeo & Juliet

Voice Acting in a Feature Production

Ashley Jensen as Bryony – Arthur Christmas
Bill Nighy as Grandsanta – Arthur Christmas
Gary Oldman as Shen – Kung Fu Panda 2
James Hong as Mr. Ping – Kung Fu Panda 2
Jemaine Clement as Nigel – Rio
Jim Cummings as Featherstone – Gnomeo and Juliet
Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Alexander Dumpty – Puss In Boots

Writing in a Feature Production

Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil, Mark Burton, Kathy Greenberg, Emily Cook, Rob Sprackling, John R. Smith, Kelly Asbury, Steve Hamilton – Gnomeo & Juliet
Brian Kesinger, Kendelle Hoyer, Don Dougherty, Clio Chiang, Don Hall, Stephen Anderson – Winnie The Pooh
John Logan, Gore Verbinski and James Byrkit – Rango
Sarah Smith, Peter Baynham – Arthur Christmas
Steve Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cronish – The Adventures of Tintin

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