'Up,' 'Meatballs' earn Annie noms (The Hollywood Reporter)
ASIFA-Hollywood embraced the full range of animation -- from traditional to stop-motion to 3-D CG -- as it announced the nominees for its 37th annual Annie Awards.
Nominated for best animated feature are the 3D movies "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" from Sony Animation and "Up," from Pixar/Disney; stop-motion films "Coraline" from Laika/Focus and "Fantastic Mr. Fox" from Fox; and the traditionally-animated "The Secret of Kells" from Cartoon Saloon and "The Princess and the Frog" from Disney.
Nominated for feature animation directing are Wes Anderson for "Fox," Pete Docter for "Up," Christopher Miller and Phil Lord for "Meatballs," Hayao Miyazaki for "Ponyo" and Henry Selick for "Coraline."
The group's Windsor Kay Award recipients for 2009 are Tim Burton, Bruce Timm and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
The awards will be presented on Feb. 6 at UCLA's Royce Hall.