look set to dominate this year's Annie Awards for film and television animation, landing nine nominations each. Animation giants Disney-Pixar and DreamWorks will go head-to-head for the top animated feature award at the ceremony, widely seen as the pathway to the Oscars, as all previous recipients have gone on to triumph in the best animated feature category at the Academy Awards later that month.
Flushed Away's nominations include best "Voice Acting In A Film" for Ian McKellen
, who plays the character of Toad in the movie. Over The Hedge
, Happy Feet
, Monster House
and Open Season
have also been nominated for the top award.
Nominees for "Best Animated Television" production include Charlie And Lola, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends
, King Of The Hill
, The Fairly Odd Parents
, and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
The 34th annual awards will take place in Glendale, Los Angeles, on February 11.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)