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‘Inside Out’ wins outstanding animated feature at the Annie Awards

“Inside Out,” the acclaimed box-office hit about a young girl dealing with her emotions, was the big winner at the 43rd Annie Awards for animation given out Saturday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

The film from Pixar Animations Studio, which is owned by Disney, won for outstanding animated feature, director for Pete Docter; character animation for Allison Rutland; music for Michael Giacchino; production design for Ralph Eggleston; character design for Albert Lozano and Chris Sasaki; storyboarding for Tony Rosenast; voice acting for Phyllis Smith; writing for Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley; and editorial for Kevin Nolting.

Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” won for outstanding achievement, animated effects in an animated production for Jon Reisch and Stephen Marshall. “Boy and the World” received the Annie for animated independent feature, and “He Named Me Malala” earned the award for animated special production.

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Other awards handed out Saturday evening:

Animated short subject: Don Hertzfeldt for “World of Tomorrow”

Animated television/broadcast production for a general audience: “Halloween of Horror” episode of “The Simpsons”

Writing for an animated TV/broadcast production: Steven Davis and Kelvin Yu for “The Hauntening” episode of “Bob’s Burgers.”

Directing for an animated TV/broadcast production: Matt Braly for the “Northwest Mansion Mystery” episode of “Gravity Falls.”

The previously announced Winsor McCay juried award went to the late Joe Ranft, Phil Roman and Isao Takahata and producer Don Hahn received the June Foray Award.

The Annie Awards and the Oscars have not always seen eye to eye for the top prize. Last year, “How to Train Your Dragon 2" earned the Annie, while the Academy Award for best animation went to “Big Hero 6.”

For a complete list of winners go to Annie Awards website.


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