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Entertainment Soul sparks the animated Oscars race as Disney sweeps the Annie Awards

04:50  18 april  2021
04:50  18 april  2021 Source:   ew.com

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The Annie Awards have sparked a major Oscar fire for the Disney -Pixar hit Soul . With seven overall victories at Friday night's ceremony, Soul — which follows jazz musician Joe Gardner ( Jamie Foxx ) whose spiritual essence traverses the balance between life and death — led this year's winners list with the most overall victories (including one for Best Film), followed closely by Cartoon Saloon's Apple TV+/GKIDS release Wolfwalkers with five See the full list of 2021 Annie Awards winners below. Find out who wins Best Animated Feature at the Oscars when the ceremony airs Sunday, April 25 on ABC.

The International Animated Film Association — an industry organization recognizing the best animation in the entertainment industry — announced Wednesday its list of nominees for the 48th annual Annie Awards , with Disney and DreamWorks notching two titles each in the group's top category in the run-up to the Oscars . The Annie Awards will take place on Friday, April 16 in a virtual ceremony. The nominees: Best Feature Onward, Pixar Animation Studios Soul , Pixar Animation Studios The Croods: A New Age, DreamWorks Animation The Willoughbys, Netflix

The Annie Awards have sparked a major Oscar fire for the Disney-Pixar hit Soul.

a group of people wearing costumes: Wolfwalkers, the Star Wars franchise, and more also score top prizes at the animation group's annual awards show. © Disney/Pixar; Apple TV +; Netflix Wolfwalkers, the Star Wars franchise, and more also score top prizes at the animation group's annual awards show.

With seven overall victories at Friday night's ceremony, Soul — which follows jazz musician Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) whose spiritual essence traverses the balance between life and death — led this year's winners list with the most overall victories (including one for Best Film), followed closely by Cartoon Saloon's Apple TV+/GKIDS release Wolfwalkers with five (including one for Best Indie Film).

‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Wins Annie Awards in Features

  ‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Wins Annie Awards in Features ‘Soul’ won best animated feature and seven total awards, and ‘Wolfwalkers’ won best indie animated feature, best direction and five total awards.Soul won seven awards including best animated feature, and Wolfwalkers won five including best independent animated feature. Additionally, Wolfwalkers helmers Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart won the category for best direction.

Soul , the new Pixar movie streaming on Disney +, is an ambitious film that requires a lot of world-building to pull off. But if you’re willing to play along with the complicated exposition (including a literal instruction video), you’ll be rewarded with a moving metaphor for living life to the fullest. Here’s the deal: In the world of Soul , there is no one single purpose that makes up someone’s “ spark .” Joe assumed that was the case when he first arrived in the Great Before, but his assumption was incorrect. Because when Joe finally does get his dream job of playing piano, life is exactly the same as it was

Pixar’s “ Soul ” continued its awards season dominance on Friday by winning seven Annie Awards , including feature. The jazzy look at the before-life also won for music (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste), writing (Pete Docter. “Wolfwalkers,” from Irish studio Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Prods. for Apple and GKIDS, took home five Annies , including independent feature. Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart picked up the Annie for feature direction and the film also won for character design (Federico Pirovano), production design (Maria Pareja, Stewart and Moore) and voice acting (Eva

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Disney also earned trophies for The Mandalorian's live-action character animation as well as the music in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Acclaimed musicians Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste claimed prizes for their musical contributions to Soul as well, while actress Eva Whittaker's debut feature performance in Wolfwalkers earned the newcomer a Best Voice Acting accolade at the Annies.

Since the Academy created its Best Animated Feature category back in 2002, the Annie Awards' Best Film winner has won the corresponding Oscar 13 times, and with major victories at the BAFTA Awards and Golden Globes, it appears that the number will jump to 14 in the weeks ahead. Last year, Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 4 won the Oscar, though Netflix's Klaus ultimately took the Annie.

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“ Soul ” won in the Best Feature category and took additional awards for its writing, music, FX, character animation , storyboards and editorial. “Wolfwalkers” won for Best Indie Feature as well as for directing, character design, production design and voice acting. No other feature film won an Annie , which is Since the Academy Awards started a Best Animated Feature category in 2001, the Annies winner in the Best Feature category has gone on to win the Oscar 13 times in 19 years, including four times in the last five years. (The one exception was last year, when “Toy Story 4” won the Oscar but “Klaus”

The Annie Awards are accolades which the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood, has presented each year since 1972 to recognize excellence in animation shown in cinema and television.

See the full list of 2021 Annie Awards winners below. Find out who wins Best Animated Feature at the Oscars when the ceremony airs Sunday, April 25 on ABC.

Best Film

Soul

Best Indie Film

Wolfwalkers

Best Special Production

The Snail and the Whale

Best Short Subject

Souvenir Souvenir

Best Sponsored

There's a Monster in My Kitchen

Best TV/Media — Preschool

The Adventures of Paddington

Best TV/Media — Children

Hilda

Best TV/Media — General Audience

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

Best Student Film

La Bestia

Best FX for TV/Media

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (episode: "Welcome to Jurassic World")

Best FX for Feature

Soul

Best Character Animation — TV/Media

Hilda

Best Character Animation — Feature

Soul

Best Character Animation — Live Action

The Mandalorian

Best Character Animation — Video Game

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Character Design — TV/Media

Amphibia

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Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” had a perfect track record at the Annie Awards on Saturday (Feb. 2) winning all seven of its races including Best Studio Animated Feature. With that sweep , its main Oscar rival for that award , ‘Incredibles 2,” was limited to two wins from 11 bids.

Disney -Pixar’s Soul and Apple TV+/GKids/Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers traded awards back and forth in a largely uneventful 48th annual ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards , which took place tonight during a virtual ceremony. Pete Docter’s Soul came out on top, winning seven honors, including the top prize for best animated feature. Tomm Moore’s Wolfwalkers won the honor for independent animated feature, among a total of five wins, including best direction. No other animated feature won an award besides these two films.

Best Character Design — Feature

Wolfwalkers

Best Direction — TV/Media

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal (episode: "Plague of Madness," Genndy Tartakovsky)

Best Direction — Feature

Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart)

Best Music — TV/Media

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (episode: "Victory and Death," Kevin Kiner)

Best Music — Feature

Soul (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste)

Best Production Design — TV/Media

Shrooom's Odyssey

Best Production Design — Feature

Wolfwalkers

Best Storyboarding — TV/Media

Looney Tunes Cartoons

Best Storyboarding — Feature

Soul

Best Voice Acting — TV/Media

Tales of Arcadia: Wizards (episode: "Our Final Act," David Bradley)

Best Voice Acting — Feature

Wolfwalkers (Eva Whittaker)

Best Writing — TV/Media

Big Mouth (episode: "The New Me," Andrew Goldberg, Patti Harrison)

Best Writing — Feature

Soul (Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers)

Best Editorial — TV/Media

Hilda (episode: "Chapter 9 — The Deerfox")

Best Editorial — Feature

Soul

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