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Pixar's Inside Out wins big at Annies

Inside Out

Story by Jack Foley

PIXAR’S Inside Out was the big winner at this year’s Annie Awards for animation.

The film, which travels into the mind of an 11-year-old girl and boasts emotions as main characters, won a total of 10 prizes, including best animated feature and best director for Pete Docter.

In doing so, it beat fellow nominees Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Peanuts Movie and Pixar’s own The Good Dinosaur.

However, despite not winning the top prize, The Good Dinosaur, which follows the adventures of a young dinosaur named Arlo who becomes friends with a human, won the award for best animated effects.

In total, Pixar won 11 awards at the ceremony.

And Inside Out‘s awards bode well for its chances of success at the Oscars, were it is up for two awards, including best animated feature.

Other winners at the Annies included He Named Me Malala, a documentary about the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived an attack by the Taliban. The film took the award for animated special production.

The film uses animated sequences to tell mythical elements of Malala’s story, as well as trying to tell the story of her life in Pakistan.

Boy & The World, a film about the young boy Cuca who has to survive alone when his father leaves in search of work, received the Annie for the best animated independent feature.

In the TV categories, long-running hit series The Simpsons took home the best animated TV show award, while Disney productions took home a further five awards – three for Disney Mickey Mouse, one for Wander Over Yonder and the other for Gravity Falls.

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