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Disney Pixar may withdraw from Annie Awards

on Tuesday,December 07,2010 20:12

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Three-dimensional animation has undoubtedly reshaped the way children's films have been created in the digital age, and the top designers are being recognized for their hard work.

Recently, the nominees for the 38th annual Annie Awards were announced by the International Animated Film Society. "How to Train Your Pet Dragon" led the pack with 15 nominations, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will be up against tough contenders, including Disney's "Tangled," Pixar's "Toy Story 3" and Sony Pictures Classics' "The Illusionist" in the best animated feature category.

Although there is much anticipation leading up to the event, the International Animated Film Society and the committee has received heat from both Disney and Pixar as of late. Both companies claim that the process used to determine the winner is unfair and plan to withdraw from the Annie Awards next year.

DreamWorks' "Kung Fu Panda" won 10 awards two years ago, creating the controversy that is still brewing today. Critics say that the committee snubbed Pixar's "Wall-E."

Employment in animation is predicted to increase by 14 over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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