Tuesday, December 04, 2018

'SpongeBob SquarePants', 'Rise of the TMNT' and More Nominated in 46th Annual Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon's hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have received nominations in the 46th Annual Annie Awards, which recognizes the year’s best in the field of animation!


SpongeBob SquarePants

Estrella Miyakawa Capin, Christopher Hink, Bob Tomlin, and Rick Dominicus have been nominated in the "Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production" category in this years Annie Awards for their work on Nickelodeon's beloved animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Meanwhile, Nickelodeon's brand-new 2D-animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which debuted in September 2018, has garnered three nominations in the 2018 Annie Awards: The show has been nominated for "Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children", with Jeffrey Lai and Kevin Molina-Ortiz also each earning a nomination for their work in the series, in the "Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production" and "Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production" categories, respectively.


Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Additionally, Studio AKA's Hey Duggee, which airs on Nick Jr. USA, also received a nomination in the "Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children" category, and Nickelodeon voice actors Debi Derryberry (AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, Oh Yeah! Cartoons, CatDog, Rocket Power, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, ChalkZone, Random! Cartoons, Monster High), Tara Strong (Fairly OddParents, Rugrats, Big Time Rush, Danny Phantom, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Patrick Warburton (Tak & the Power of Juju, The X's) also received one nomination each in the "Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production" category of this years Annie Awards for their voice work on F is for Family, Unikitty and Skylanders Academy, respectively.

Below are the full details for each of Nickelodeon and Nick Talent's nominations in the 46th Annual Annie Awards. A full list of 46th Annual Annie Awards nominees can be found online at annieawards.org/nominees. The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Congratulations and good luck to Nickelodeon, the crews of SpongeBob SquarePants, Rise of the TMNT and Hey Duggee, Debi, Tara, Patrick, and everyone nominated in the 46th Annie Awards!

Annie Award for Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Episode: Mystic Mayhem
Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Hilda
Episode: Chapter 1: The Hidden People
Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny
Episode: Enter the Dragon Master
DreamWorks Animation Television

Little Big Awesome
Episode: Puppy Shower
Amazon Studios

Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters
Episode: The Eternal Knight Pt. 2
DreamWorks Animation Television

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Episode: Mystic Mayhem
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Nominees: FX Animator Jeffrey Lai

DreamWorks Theatre Presents Kung Fu Panda
DreamWorks Animation
Nominees: FX Artists Zach Glynn, Chyuan Huang, Michael Losure, K.C. Ong, Alex Timchenko

SuperMansion
Episode: Debbie Does Devizo
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Nominees: VFX Supervisor Mike Spitzmiller, VFX Lead Artist Steve Gallant, VFX Artist Iain Collins, VFX Artist Daniel Craven, VFX Artist Lynda Rollins

Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters
Episode: The Eternal Knight Pt. 2
DreamWorks Animation Television
Nominees: Visual Effects Supervisor David M.V. Jones, Overseas FX Supervisor Vincent Chou, Overseas Lead FX Artist Clare Yang

Watership Down
Episode: The Journey
42 / Biscuit Entertainment with Netflix
Nominees: VFX Supervisor Philip Child, CG Supervisor Nilesh Sardesai

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Episode: Mystic Mayhem
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Nominees: Storyboard Artist Kevin Molina-Ortiz

Ben 10
Episode: King Koil
Cartoon Network Studios
Nominees: Storyboard Artist Will Patrick

Big Hero 6: The Series
Episode: Countdown to Catastrophe
Walt Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Storyboard Artist Trey Buongiorno

Disney Mickey Mouse
Episode: Carnaval
Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Storyboard Artist Ramirez Ramos Alonso

Star vs. The Forces of Evil
Episode: Conquer
Walt Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Storyboard Artist Sabrina Cotugno

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Nominees: Estrella Miyakawa Capin, Christopher Hink, Bob Tomlin, Rick Dominicus

Big Hero 6: The Series
Walt Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Charles Jones, Joe Molinari, Dao Le, Vartan Nazarian, David Vazquez

Puppy Dog Pals
Wild Canary Animation / Disney Junior
Nominees: Adam Rickabus

Tales of Arcadia: 3Below
DreamWorks Animation Television
Nominees: John Laus, Graham Fisher

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
DreamWorks Animation Television
Nominees: Steve Downs, John Wall, Adam Smith, Collin Erker

Annie Award for Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

Hey Duggee
Episode: The Singing Badge
Studio AKA

Ask the StoryBots
Episode: How Do Computers Work?
JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix

Dinotrux: Supercharged
Episode: Crabcavator
DreamWorks Animation Television

PJ Masks
Episode: Wacky Floats
Frog Box
Entertainment One

Tumble Leaf
Episode: Moonlight Mermaid/Hedge's Hatchlings
Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

F is for Family
Episode: various
Wild West Television in association with Gaumont Television for Netflix
Nominee: Debi Derryberry for the voices of Maureen, Bridget, Phillip, Nurse Beatrice, Scott, Ken

Unikitty
Episode: Scary Tales, Tasty Heist, Unikitty News, Hide N Seek, Kitty Court
Warner Bros. Animation
Nominee: Tara Strong for the voice of Princess Unikitty

Skylanders Academy
Episode: Raiders of the Lost Arkus, Part 1
Activision Blizzard Studios
Nominee: Patrick Warburton for the character Captain Flynn

BoJack Horseman
Episode: Free Churro
Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
Nominee: Will Arnett for the voice of BoJack

Pete the Cat
Episode: Magic Sunglasses & Sandcastles
Amazon Studios, Alcon Television Group, LLC
Nominee: Juliette Donenfeld as the voice of Sally Squirrel

The Annie Awards™ cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Feature-Independent, Special Productions, Commercials, Short Subjects, Student Films and Outstanding Individual Achievements, as well as the honorary Juried Awards. The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. A pre-reception and press line begins at 4:30 p.m. in Dickson Court, adjacent to Royce Hall with the ceremony following at 7:00 pm. A post-show celebration immediately follows the ceremony. All events will be held at Royce Hall.

Juried Awards will also be presented honoring unparalleled achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. Three Winsor McCay Award recipients have been selected by the ASIFA-Hollywood Board of Directors for their exemplary industry careers – Academy Award-winning director, animator and art director, Ralph Eggleston; Frank Braxton (posthumously), the first African-American animator, animation director and guild president; and casting director, voice director and voice actress Andrea Romano. The June Foray Award will be presented to veteran animator, Adam Burke (posthumously) for his significant and benevolent impact on the animation community. Ton Roosendaal, Dutch software developer and film producer, will accept the Ub Iwerks Award for Blender Open Source Animation Software; and a Certificate of Merit will be presented to dedicated ASIFA volunteer, Jason Jones.

ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, animated film preservation, special events, classes and screenings.

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards™ have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. For VIP tickets, please visit annieawards.org/tickets. For all other information regarding the Annie Awards™, please visit annieawards.org/event-info.

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Originally published: Monday, December 3, 2018.

Additional sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety.
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