Payvand.com - A gourmet rat was the big cheese at the 35th celebration, winning
9 Annie Awards. Honoring the best in animation for 2007, the annual gala event
was held on February 8, 2008 at UCLA's Royce Hall.
"Ratatouille," Pixar Animation's tale of a rat who wants to become a chef, won
the award for best feature production. Other nominees in the same category were
DreamWorks' insect story "Bee Movie," Sony Pictures' penguin-powered "Surf's
Up," Sony Pictures Classics' coming-of-age chronicle "Persepolis" and 20th
Century Fox's "The Simpsons Movie."
"Ratatouille" also won writing and directing for Brad Bird, best voice acting for Ian Holm, best character animation, music, storyboarding, and production design.
The success of "Ratatouille" was followed by "Surf's Up." The story about
surfing penguins won for animated effects and animation production artist.
The best-picture winner has gone on to win the Academy Award for animated feature every year but one since the Oscars added the category in 2001.
In the television categories, Nickelodeon's "El Tigre" won for best animated production for children and character design, and ShadowMachine's "Robot Chicken" won for character animation and directing.
Still in The Race ! ŠKevin Winter
For a complete listing of all the winners and nominees,
*Winners indicated in bold
VIVE PERSEPOLIS !
Official Website of Annie Awards
PERSEPOLIS STILL IN THE RACE! By Darius KADIVAR
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Persepolis Tops French Box Office Record! by Darius KADIVAR
Satrapi's Persepolis Soundtrack CD Released by Darius KADIVAR
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Iranian Pioneers in French Cinema by Darius KADIVAR
About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, Film Historian, and Media Consultant. He is international Correspondent for OCPC Magazine and contributes to the IC publications of The Middle East. and Persian Heritage.
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