2020 Annie Award nominations include Frozen 2, Toy Story 4

The Annie Awards have drawn up an impressive crop of nominees for its 2020 ceremony.

The International Animated Film Association — an industry organization that annually recognizes the best animation in the entertainment industry — announced Monday a full list of honorees that will compete for the 47th Annie Awards, representing a 20 percent yearly increase to 1,900 overall submissions across 36 categories.

As it continues to break records at the box office, Disney’s blockbuster sequel Frozen 2 scored a staggering eight nominations from the group, including one for Best Feature next to fellow Disney release Toy Story 4, DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Netflix’s Klaus, and LAIKA’s Missing Link. All five films have also been submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration in the race for Best Animated Feature — an award that has gone to the corresponding Annie winner 13 times since the Academy implemented a separate animated feature category in 2002.

Among independent animated films, Japan’s Best International Feature Oscar submission Weathering with You scored an Annie Award nomination for Best Indie Feature alongside Netflix’s I Lost My Body, Okko’s Inn, Promare, and Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles. 

Elsewhere, Josh Gad (Frozen 2), Ali Wong (Tuca & Bertie), Jenny Slate (The Secret Life of Pets 2), and Tony Hale (Toy Story 4) landed individual nominations for voice acting, while monster hits across television and film like Avengers: Endgame, Alita: Battle Angel, Detective Pikachu, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Game of Thrones received nods for live-action character animation.

The 2020 Annie Awards will be handed out Jan. 25 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Read on for the full list of this year’s nominees:

Best Feature

  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation
  • Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine
  • Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC
  • Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Indie Feature

  • Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles – Sygnatia, Glow, Submarine, Hampa Animation Studio
  • I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix
  • Okko’s Inn – Madhouse
  • Promare – TRIGGER, XFLAG
  • Weathering With You – Toho Co., LTD. / STORY Inc. / CoMix Wave Films

Best Special Production

  • Guava Island, “Titles and Prologue” – Six Point Harness / Amazon
  • How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming – DreamWorks Animation
  • Infinity Train, “The Perennial Child” – Cartoon Network Studios
  • SpongeBob SquarePants, “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” – Nickelodeon and Jonas & Co.
  • Zog – Magic Light Pictures

Best Short Subject

  • Acid Rain – Animoon
  • DONT KNOW WHAT – Thomas Renoldner
  • Je sors acheter des cigarettes – Miyu Productions
  • Purpleboy – Bando à Parte, Rainbox Productions, Ambiances… asbl, Luna Blue Film
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days – Ciclope Filmes, National Film Board of Canada, Les Armateurs

Best VR

  • Bonfire – Baobab Studios
  • GLOOMY EYES – ATLAS V
  • Kaiju Confidential – ShadowMachine

Best Commercial

  • Dove Self-Esteem Project x Steven Universe: “Social Media”Cartoon Network / Dove / Chromosphere
  • Fortnite Season 7 Launch SpotEpic Games / Screen Novelties / iam8bit
  • The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ‘59 Telecaster – Nexus Studios

Best TV/Media – Preschool

  • Ask the Storybots – JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor – Disney Television Animation
  • Let’s Go Luna! – Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group
  • Norman Picklestripes – Factory
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group

Best TV/Media – Children

  • Disney Mickey Mouse – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel
  • Niko and the Sword of Light – Titmouse, Amazon Studios
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Tales of Arcadia: 3Below – DreamWorks Animation
  • The Tom and Jerry Show – Warner Bros. Animation

Best TV/Media – General Audience

  • Big Mouth – Netflix
  • BoJack Horseman – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
  • Harley Quinn – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Tuca & Bertie – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
  • Undone – Tornante Company and Amazon Studios

Best Student Film

  • Con Fuerza – Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Gravedad – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH Animationsinstitut
  • The Fox & The Pigeon – Sheridan College
  • Un diable dans la poche – GOBELINS, l’école de l’image

Best FX for TV/Media

How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming – DreamWorks Animation

Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

My Moon – Eusong Lee, Co-produced with Chromosphere

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – Lucasfilm, Titmouse, Inc.

Tales of Arcadia: 3Below – DreamWorks Animation

Best FX for Feature

Abominable –DreamWorks Animation

Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Missing Link – Laura E Gross

Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

Weathering With You – GKIDS

Best Character Animation – TV/Media

Ask the Storybots – JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix

Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

His Dark Materials – BBC Studios

How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming – DreamWorks Animation

Robot Chicken – Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

Best Character Animation – Animated Feature

Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

Best Character Animation – Live Action

Alita: Battle Angel – Weta Digital

Avengers: Endgame – Weta Digital

Game of Thrones – Season 8 Episode 3 “The Long Night” – Dance of the Dragons – Image Engine

Pokémon Detective Pikachu – Framestore

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – Steven Argula

Best Character Animation – Video Game

Gears 5 – Cinematic AnimationThe Coalition/ Microsoft

KINGDOM HEARTS III – SQUARE ENIX

Sinclair Snake: Museum Mischief – Chromosphere / Within

Unruly Heroes – Magic Design Studios

Best Character Design – TV/Media

Carmen Sandiego – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

DC Super Hero Girls – Warner Bros. Animation

T.O.T.S. – Titmouse / Disney Junior

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle – DreamWorks Animation

Victor and Valentino – Cartoon Network Studios

Best Character Design – Feature

Abominable – DreamWorks Animation / Pearl Studio

Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Spies in Disguise – Blue Sky Studios

The Addams Family – MGM and BRON Creative

Best Direction – TV/Media

Ask the Storybots – JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix

DC Super Hero Girls – Warner Bros. Animation

Disney Mickey Mouse – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

Rilakkuma & Kaoru – Dwarf for Netflix

Ultraman – Production IG, SOLA Digital Arts for Netflix

Best Direction – Feature

Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

Weathering With You – Toho Co., Ltd. / STORY Inc. / CoMix Wave Films

Best Music – TV/Media

Carmen Sandiego – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

Seis Manos – VIZ Media / Powerhouse Animation Studios

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – DreamWorks Animation

The Tom and Jerry Show – Warner Bros. Animation

Best Music – Feature

AWAY – Dream Well Studios

Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

Spies in Disguise – Blue Sky Studios

Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Production Design – TV/Media

Carmen Sandiego – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart – Cartoon Network, Titmouse, Inc.

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle – DreamWorks Animation

Best Production Design – Feature

Abominable – DreamWorks Animation

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

The Addams Family – MGM and Bron Creative

Best Storyboarding – TV/Media

Carmen Sandiego – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

Carole & Tuesday – Bones for Netflix

Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

Snoopy in Space – Apple

Zog – Magic Light Pictures

Best Storyboarding – Feature

I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

Best Voice Acting – TV/Media

Big City Greens – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

Bob’s Burgers – 20th Century FOX / Bento Box Entertainment

Steven Universe – Cartoon Network Studios

Tigtone – Titmouse, Inc., Babyhemyth Productions, Williams Street

Tuca & Bertie – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

Best Voice Acting – Feature

Abominable – DreamWorks Animation / Pearl Studio

Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus – CJ Entertainment and Nickelodeon Animation Studios for Netflix

The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Illumination

Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Writing – TV/Media

Apple & Onion – Cartoon Network Studios

BoJack Horseman – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

Pinky Malinky – Nickelodeon Animation Studios for Netflix

Tuca & Bertie – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – Brown Bag Film / 9 Story Media Group

Best Writing – Feature

Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

Weathering With You – Toho Co., Ltd. / STORY Inc. / CoMix Wave Films

Best Editorial – TV/Media

Big Hero 6: The Series – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

DC Super Hero Girls – Warner Bros. Animation

Disney Mickey Mouse – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

Green Eggs and Ham – Warner Bros. Animation for Netflix

Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

Best Editorial – Feature

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Illumination

Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

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