Panda Style Reigns Supreme at Annies
The Hollywood Reporter reports on the winners of the 36th Annual Annie awards for animation held Friday night in Los Angeles. It was DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda that did the cleaning last night picking up a total of 10 awards including best animated feature, that’s even more than the previous best feature winner, Pixar’s Ratatouille. Kung Fu even took the award for the best animated short for the bonus Secrets of the Furious Five included on the DVD.
The bad news? Since 2001, when the best animated feature was first introduced, every winner has gone on to win the best animated picture at the Oscars except for one year: ironically enough, it was Cars that won the Annie in 2007 but lost the Oscar to Happy Feet. Can Wall*E score another upset?