Monday, December 02, 2019

'SpongeBob', 'Rise of the TMNT', 'Pinky Malinky' and 'Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus' Nominated in 47th Annual Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky Malinky and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus have received nominations in the 47th Annual Annie Awards, which recognizes the year’s best in the field of animation!


“SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special celebrating the 20th anniversary of the beloved animated series, has been nominated in the "Best Special Production" category.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the current iteration of the iconic TMNT franchise, has been nominated in the "Best TV/Media - Children" category for the episode “Evil League of Mutants”.

Writers Sheela Shrinivas, Aminder Dhaliwal and Rikke Asbjoern have been nominated in the "Best Writing - TV/Media" category for their work on Nickelodeon's popular animated Netflix series Pinky Malinky.

And voice actor Richard Horvitz has been nominated in the "Best Voice Acting - Feature" category for providing the voice of antagonistic alien ZIM on Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, the made-for-TV movie based on Nickelodeon's cult favorite animated series Invader ZIM.

Additionally, Niko and the Sword of Light, which airs on Nickelodeon Netherlands, has been nominated in the "Best TV/Media - Children" category, and Tony Hale (Sanjay and Craig, Veep, Arrested Development) has been nominated in the "Best Voice Acting - Feature" category for his voice acting on Toy Story 4.

Below are the full details for each of Nickelodeon's nominations in the 47th Annual Annie Awards. A full list of 47th 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.

The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at UCLA's Royce Hall. A pre-reception and press line begins at 4:30 p.m. at the front of 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.

Congratulations and good luck to Nickelodeon, the crews of SpongeBob SquarePants, Rise of the TMNT, Pinky Malinky, Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, Niko and the Sword of Light and Tony, and everyone nominated in the 47th Annie Awards!

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 TV/Media - Children
Disney Mickey Mouse: "Carried Away" - Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel
Niko and the Sword of Light: Episode: 206: "The Caterpillar Train" - Titmouse, Amazon Studios
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: “Evil League of Mutants” - Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Tales of Arcadia: "A Glorious End Part 1" - 3Below - DreamWorks Animation
The Tom and Jerry Show: "Calamari Jerry" - Warner Bros. Animation

Best Voice Acting - Feature

Abominable - DreamWorks Animation / Pearl Studio
Nominees: Tenzing Norgay Trainor

Frozen 2 - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Nominees: Josh Gad

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus - CJ Entertainment and Nickelodeon Animation Studios for Netflix
Nominees: Richard Horvitz

The Secret Life of Pets 2 - Illumination
Nominees: Jenny Slate

Toy Story 4 - Pixar Animation Studios
Nominees: Tony Hale

Best Writing - TV/Media

Apple & Onion: "Apple's Short" - Cartoon Network Studios
Nominees: George Gendi, Michael Gendi, Deepak Sethi, Eric Acosta, Sean Szeles

BoJack Horseman: "Feel-Good Story" - Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
Nominees: Alison Tafel

Pinky Malinky: "Secret" - Nickelodeon Animation Studios for Netflix
Nominees: Sheela Shrinivas, Aminder Dhaliwal, Rikke Asbjoern

Tuca & Bertie: "The Jelly Lakes" - Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
Nominees: Shauna McGarry

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: "I Am Helen Keller" - Brown Bag Film / 9 Story Media Group
Nominees: Meghan Read

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H/T: The Hollywood Reporter; Additional source: PR Newswire.
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