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Disney's on top of Annie nominations

The animation studio received 17 nods, including several for 'The Princess and the Frog.' 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' also received some nominations for the animated awards.

December 02, 2009|By Susan King

Walt Disney Animation Studios dominated the 37th annual Annie Award nominations announced Tuesday with 17 nods, including eight for "The Princess and the Frog" and nine for its upcoming ABC-TV special, "Prep and Landing."

The Annie Awards are presented by the International Animated Film Society and honor the best in animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and individual achievements in the field of animation.

The traditional 2-D animated "The Princess and the Frog" was nominated for best animated feature, as well as earning individual nominations for animated effects, character animation, production design and voice acting.

Joining "Princess" in the best animated feature category are "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," "Coraline," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Secret of Kells" and "Up."

Competing in the best animated TV production are "Glenn Martin, DDS," "Merry Madagascar," "Prep & Landing" and "The Simpsons."

The winners will be announced Feb. 6 at UCLA.

susan.king@latimes.com

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