Dave Filoni's assistant, Meagan Finnerty, spread the news via Facebook today that The Clone Wars has been nominated for 4 Annie Awards. Their nominations, and animated competition, include:
Best Animated Television Production •Futurama - The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television •Kung Fu Panda Holiday - DreamWorks Animation •Scared Shrekless - DreamWorks Animation •Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Arc Troopers” - Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd. •The Simpsons - Gracie Films
Writing in a Television Production •Daniel Arkin "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Heroes on Both Sides" - Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. •Jon Colton Barry & Piero Piluso "Phineas & Ferb: Nerds of a Feather" - Disney Channel •Geoff Johns, Matthew Beans, Zeb Wells, Hugh Sterbakov, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root, Dan Milano, Kevin Shinick & Hugh Davidson "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III" – ShadowMachine •Billy Kimball & Ian Maxtone-Graham "The Simpsons: Stealing First Base" - Gracie Films •Michael Rowe "Futurama" - The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Voice Acting in a Television Production •Jeff Bennett as The Necronomicon "Fanboy & Chum Chum" - Nickelodeon & Frederator •Corey Burton as Baron Papanoida "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - Cartoon Network •Nika Futterman as Asajj Ventress "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - Cartoon Network •Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown "The Cleveland Show" - Fox Television Animation •James Hong as Mr. Ping "Kung Fu Panda Holiday" - DreamWorks Animation
Congrats to everyone on The Clone Wars staff for the nominations and special congrats to Daniel Arkin, Nika Futterman and Corey Burton for their individual nods. Am I the only one who's surprised that Corey got nominated for his Baron Papanoida portrayal as opposed to Cad Bane? Either way, TCW recognition is all that matters! The competition is stiff, including Robot Chicken: Star Wars III, so we wish our favorite animated Star Wars show well.
The 38th Annual Annie Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. More details and information can be found at AnnieAwards.org.