Story by: Jack Foley
PIXAR'S latest animated adventure, The
Incredibles, completely dominated this year's Annies, picking
up all the main prizes at Hollywood's animation awards.
The superhero adventure won a total of ten awards, trouncing
Shrek 2, which went home empty-handed.
The Incredibles was named best animated feature, while Brad Bird
won best director, writer and voice actor for his role as designer,
The awards haul means that the film is now favourite to land
the best animated film category at this year's Oscars, where it
is up against Shrek 2 and Shark
Despite losing out on a prize, however,
the makers of Shrek 2 can seek some comfort in the fact that their
green ogre performed better at the box office, emerging as the
most popular film of 2004.
Shrek 2 took $881m (£468m) around the world, compared with
$576m (£306m) for The Incredibles.
In other animated categories not won by Pixar, Nickelodeon's
SpongeBob SquarePants won the best animated TV show (ahead of
the cinema release of the film in the UK), while King of the Hill
won two prizes, including one for actress Brittany Murphy's voice
The awards, which are presented by the International Animated
Film Society, were handed out at a Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday,
January 30, 2005.