“Pinocchio” and four films with no chance compete for Animation’s Annie Awards

Pixar’s “Turning Red,” Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild ,” DreamWorks’ “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” and “The Sea Beast” are destined to lose to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” when the Annie Awards are handed out.

Unless the fact that three Netflix titles (“Wendell,” “Seabeast” and “Pinocchio”) somehow split the vote.

They had the grace to break out an indie category for films loke “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” to have a shot in.

The Oscar will almost certainly go to “Pinocchio,” but it’s nice that animators have their own means of recognizing all levels of work and a wide range of short and feature films and TV series.

A lot of good animation showed up on screen this year, so there were snubs. Here’s Variety’s roundup.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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