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Award Season Recap

Awards season came barreling in again — with a few unexpected results. As largely expected, Disney-Pixar’s robot tale known as Wall-E won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature.  Then along came the Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society… and Wall-E was shut out, taking home nothing that night.  The big winner?  Kung Fu Panda! Not only did it win Best Animated Feature, but between the feature film and the Secrets of the Furious Five DVD short, Dreamworks took home 15 of the 17 awards that the Panda franchise was nominated for.  Among them were multiple awards for Directing, Writing, Best Character Animation, Best Character Design, Best Production Design, Best Music, Best Voice Acting (Dustin Hoffman as Shifu), and Best Video Game. The big winners for the night in the TV animation categories were Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, and Avatar, The Last Air BenderWallance and Gromit in A Matter of Loaf and Death won for Best Animated Short Subject.

… and then along came the Oscars, and once again, Wall-E took home the statue for Best Animated Feature.

[And don’t forget — now it’s Furry Fandom’s turn to vote for the Ursa Major Awards!  Visit to find out more — Rod O’Riley, ye ed-otter]