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Wreck-It Ralph wins five Annie Awards

Wreck It Ralph

Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY’S Wreck-It Ralph has won five Annie Awards, including best animated feature and best director for Rich Moore.

It also won trophies for writing, music and voice acting for Alan Tudyk as King Candy at the 40th annual prize-giving ceremony held at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, February 2, 2013.

The International Animated Film Society also recognised Disney/Pixar’s Brave, ParaNorman and DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians with two awards each.

Brave received awards for editing and production design, ParaNorman was recognised for character animation and character design, and Rise of the Guardians went home with trophies for animated effects and storyboarding.

Disney, which won 12 awards overall, also saw its Oscar-nominated short film Paperman take the prize for best animated short subject.

Live action awards were bestowed upon Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, which topped the category for best animated character in a live action feature, thanks to its CG Bengal tiger.

And Marvel Avengers Assemble (another Disney title) took the award for animated effects in a live action feature.

The Annie Awards recognise animation in categories including features, television, and video games.

In the main TV categories, Dreamworks Animation’s Dragons: Riders of Berk was the biggest winner, picking up four Annies including best animated TV production for children.

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