PEANUTS MOVIE, GOOD DINOSAUR Among 43rd Annie Award Nominations

PEANUTS MOVIE, GOOD DINOSAUR Among 43rd Annie Award Nominations

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 43 rd Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org.

The Annie Awards cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Feature-Independent (new this year), 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 6, 2016 at UCLA's Royce Hall. A pre-reception and press line begins at 5:00 pm with the awards ceremony following at 7:00 pm. A post-show celebration immediately follows the ceremony. All events will be held at Royce Hall.

This year's Best Animated Feature nominations include: Anomalisa (Paramount Pictures), Inside Out (Pixar Animation Studios), Shaun the Sheep The Movie (Aardman Animations), The Good Dinosaur (Pixar Animation Studios), and The Peanuts Movie (Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century FOX Animation).

"This year we introduced an important new category Best Feature-Independent," says ASIFA-Hollywood President, Jerry Beck. "We will now recognize not only features in wide release, but also the independent animators, international studios, anime and special productions that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve. Adds Frank Gladstone, ASIFA-Hollywood's Executive Director, "With the growing capability worldwide to produce a wider range of animated features, we are certain that this award will expand in significance and influence going forward."

The inaugural Best Animated Feature-Independent nominations include: Boy And the World (Filme de Papel),Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet(Ventanarosa), The Boy and The Beast (Studio Chizu), and When Marnie Was There (Studio Ghibli).