February 4, 2009

DreamWorks Animation Wins Annies

Los Angeles, Calif. - DreamWorks Animation won several awards at the 36th Annual Annie Awards at UCLA'oyce Hall in LosAngeles. Kung Fu Panda received 15 Annies, including the Best Animated Feature nod and Individual Achievement awards for Animated Effects (Li-Ming Lawrence Lee), Character Animation (James Baxter), Character Design (Nico Marlet), Directing (John Stevenson and Mark Osborne), Music (Hans Zimmer and John Powell), Production Design (Tang Heng), Storyboarding (Jen Yuh Nelson), Voice Acting (Dustin Hoffman), and Writing (Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger).
The balance of DreamWorks' wins went to its television production of Secrets of the Furious Five for Character Animation (Pierre Perifel), Character Design (Nico Marlet), Production Design (Tang Heng), and Music (Henry Jackman, Hans Zimmer, John Powell ).

Kung Fu Panda also received the Best Animated Video Game, produced by Activision.

A complete list of winners can be viewed at the Annie Award's official Web site, www.annieawards.org. The Annie Awards ceremony will also be webcasted on its Web site beginning Tuesday, February 3, 2009.