The Annie Awards has announced the fantastic news on the organizations official website, annieawards.org, that Nickelodeon's hit animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, and Nickelodeon's popular game app Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends, have been nominated for three awards 44th Annual Annie Awards, an prestige annual awards show which honors the best in animation!
Additionally, the popular animated preschool series Puffin Rock, which airs on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland and Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand, and the popular CG-animated series All Hail King Julien, which airs on Nickelodeon Poland (Polska), locally titled Niech żyje Król Julian, have also been nominated for three awards in the 44th Annie Awards!
Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the 44th Annual Annie Awards will be presented in 35 categories including animated feature, animated feature-independent, broadcast production(s), broadcast commercial, short subject, and student film, as well as the achievement and honorary awards. The 2016 Annie Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 4th February 2017 at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Below is a list of the nominations for the 44th Annie Awards, featuring only the awards Nickelodeon have been nominated for, via annieawards.org. Congratulations and good luck to Nickelodeon and everyone nominated in the 44th Annie Awards!:
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Episode: Trans-Dimensional Turtles - Nickelodeon
* Adventure TIme - Episode: Bad Jubies - Bix Pix Entertainment Cartoon Network Frederator Studios
* DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender - Episode: Return of the Gladiator - DreamWorks Animation Television
* Elena of Avalor - Episode: A Day to Remember - Disney Television Animation
* Wander Over Yonder - Episode: My Fair Hatey - Disney Television Animation
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children
* Puffin Rock - The First Snow - Episode: 59 - Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears, Penguin Random House
* Ask the StoryBots - Episode: Why Do I Have to Brush My Teeth? - JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix
* Peg + Cat - Episode: The Disappearing Art - Problem - The Fred Rogers Company/ 9ate7 Productions
* The Stinky & Dirty Show - Episode: Squeak - Amazon Studios and Brown Bag Films
* Tumble Leaf - Episode: Mighty Mud Movers / Having a Ball - Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES
Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
* Pig Goat Banana Cricket - Episode: It's Time to Slumber Party - Nickelodeon - Character Designer: Jennifer Wood, Character: Cricket with Turbine Nose, Burgerstein Nose Picking, Pig Window Squished, Moms Raisin, Angry Old Raisin Toothless, Angry Old Raisin Falling, Pig Melting, Incidental Adult 0014 Army, Sergeant Broseph Red Eyes, General Potato, Goat Soldier Dizz
* Counterfeit Cat - Episode: 28 Seconds Later - Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids - Art Director: Raphaël Chabassol Character: Full cast: Max, Gark, Betty, etc.
* DreamWorks Trollhunters - Episode: Win, Lose or Draal - DreamWorks Animation Television - Character Designer: Victor Maldonado, Character: All Characters, Character Designer: Alfredo Torres, Character: All Characters, Character Designer: Jules Rigolle Character: All Characters
* Rain or Shine - Google Spotlight Stories/Nexus Studios - Character Design: Robin Davey Character: Multiple
* Wander Over Yonder - Episode: The Night Out - Disney Television Animation - Character Designer: Benjamin Balistreri, Character: multiple characters
Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Video Game
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends - Ludia Inc. - Character Animator: Lucio Mennillo, Character: Donatello Vision, Character Animator: Martine Quesnel, Character: Leonardo Vision, Character Animator: Alexandre Cheff, Character: Donatello LARP, Character Animator: Laura Gorrie, Character: Leatherhead LARP, Lead Animator: Guillaume Charrin, Character: Raphael Vision
* Titanfall 2 - Respawn Entertainment, LLC - Character Animator: Ranon Sarono, Character: Jack Cooper, BT-7274, Weapons, Character Animator: Shawn Wilson, Character: BT-7274, Creatures, Lead Animator: Mark Grigsby Character: BT- 7274, Jack Cooper, Viper, Weapons, Lead Animator: Paul Messerly Character: BT-7274, Jack Cooper, AI, Character Animator: Moy Parra Character: BT-7274, Villains
* Uncharted 4: A Thief 's End - Naughty Dog - Lead Animator: Jeremy Yates Character: All, Lead Animator: Almudena Soria Character: All, Lead Animator: Eric Baldwin Character: All, Lead Animator: Paul Davies Character: All, Lead Animator: Tom Bland Character: All
* Witcher 3 Expansion Packs - Character Animation Reel - CDProjekt Red - Lead Animator: Sebastian Kalemba, Character: Directing role
Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
* Puffin Rock - Episode: The First Snow - Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears and Penguin for Netflix - Production Design: Lily Bernard
* Adventure TIme - Episode: Bad Jubies - Bix Pix Entertainment Cartoon Network Frederator Studios - Production Design: Jason Kolowski
* Pearl - Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures - Production Design: Tuna Bora
* Rain or Shine - Google Spotlight Stories/Nexus Studios - Production Design: Robin Davey
* The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show - Episode: The Wrath of Hughes - DreamWorks Animation Television - Production Design: Kevin Dart, Production Design: Sylvia Liu, Production Design: Chris Turnham, Production Design: Eastwood Wong
Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
* Puffin Rock - The First Snow - Episode: 59 - Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears, Penguin Random House - Writer: Davey Moore
* Bob's Burgers - Episode: The Hormone-iums - Bento Box Entertainment - Writer: Lizzie Molyneux, Writer: Wendy Molyneux
* Gravity Falls - Episode: Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls - Disney TV Animation - Writer: Shion Takeuchi, Writer: Mark Rizzo, Writer: Jeff Rowe, Writer: Josh Weinstein, Writer: Alex Hirsch
* The Simpsons - Barthood - Episode: Barthood - Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television - Writer: Dan Greaney
* The Simpsons - The Burns Cage - Episode: The Burns Cage - Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television - Writer: Rob LaZebnik
Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
* All Hail King Julien - Episode: King Julien Superstar! - DreamWorks Animation Television - Nominee: David Craig, Nominee: Jeff Adams
* Bob's Burgers - Episode: Sea Me Now - Bento Box Entertainment - Nominee: Mark Seymour, Nominee: Chuck Smith, Nominee: Eric Davidson
* Disney Mickey Mouse - Episode: Sock Burglar - Disney Television Animation - Nominee: Illya Owens
* Gravity Falls - Episode: Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls - Disney TV Animation - Nominee: Kevin Locarro, Nominee: Andrew Sorcini, Nominee: Nancy Frazen, Nominee: Tony Mizgalski
* Star Wars Rebels - Episode: #2-24: "Twilight of the Apprentice" - Lucasfilm Ltd. / Disney XD, Nominee: Joe E. Elwood, Nominee: Alex McDonnell
Additionally, Nickelodeon is Platinum Sponsor of the 44th Annual Annie Awards.
H/T: Variety, via MSN Entertainment.
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