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Who snagged an Annie nom?

Netflix picked up 37 nominations, while Frozen 2 and Missing Link are the frontrunners for best animated feature.
December 2, 2019

The weather outside is icy, but awards season is heating up—with Disney’s Frozen 2 and Laika’s Missing Link taking an early lead. Both films scored the most Annie Award nominations at eight each. But it’s Netflix that walked away on top, picking up 37 noms for its original animated films, TV series and shorts (plus a large number of content that is exclusive to the platform) ahead of the 47th annual Annie Awards, which will take place on January 25 in Los Angeles at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Netflix’s first original animated feature Klaus snagged seven nominations, including best feature, and I Lost My Body, which it acquired from France’s Xilam Animation, picked up six. Meanwhile, several of the streamer’s shows grabbed a couple of nominations such as WildBrain’s Carmen Sandiego (pictured, four), JibJab Bros.’ Ask the Storybots (three) and DreamWorks’ Tales of Arcadia: 3Below (two) She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (one).

The rest of the streaming world wasn’t left completely empty handed as Amazon Studios managed to bring in three noms, including one for Niko and the Sword of Light. And Apple picked up its first Annie Award for WildBrain’s Snoopy in Space in the best storyboarding—TV/media category.

Below are a select few categories, and a full nomination list can be viewed on the Annie Awards website:

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)

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)

Okkko’s Inn (Madhouse)

Promare (TRIGGER, XFLAG)

Weathering With You (Toho/Story/CoMix Wave Films)

 

Best TV/media—preschool

Ask the Storybots (Jib Jab 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)

About The Author
Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's News & Social Media Editor. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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