RANGO nominated for nine Annie Awards!

Congratulations to Gore Verbinski and the talented artists who created Rango, which was honored today with nine nominations for the Annie Awards. Presented by the International Animated Film Society, the Annies are considered to be the highest honor bestowed on animated film. Rango was nominated as Best Animated Feature, and Gore Verbinski for Directing in a Feature Production. Other nominations for Rango include:

Animated Effects in an Animated Production — Chase Cooper, Rango
Animated Effects in an Animated Production — Willi Geiger, Rango

Character Design in a Feature Production — Mark “Crash” McCreery, Rango

Storyboarding in a Feature Production — Delia Gosman, Rango
Storyboarding in a Feature Production — Josh Hayes, Rango

Writing in a Feature Production — John Logan, Gore Verbinski and James Byrkit, Rango

Editing in a Feature Production — Craig Wood, A.C.E., Rango

Congratulations also go to Branko Grujcic, who has been nominated for Animated Effects in a Live Action Production for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Winners of the Annie Awards will be announced in a ceremony at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Good luck to all the nominees!

The Zone thanks Moviemom for sharing the news; you can read more about the Annie Awards on the Zone’s News & Views forum.