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August 11, 2011
Charles Wyly Texas billionaire and philanthropist Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado, authorities said. Wyly, who maintained a home near Aspen, Colo., was turning onto a highway near the local airport when his Porsche was hit by a sport utility vehicle, the Colorado State Patrol said in a statement. Wyly died at Aspen Valley Hospital.
February 8, 2010 |
Two Academy Award best picture nominees each took home top prizes at the 37th annual Annie Awards and the 22nd annual Scripter Award on Saturday. Disney/Pixar's blockbuster "Up" won Annies, which honor animated films, for best picture and director (Pete Docter), and the dramedy "Up in the Air" earned the Scripter, which is awarded for film adaptation. "Up," the story about the friendship between a lonely old man and an equally lonely young boy and the floating house that takes them on an adventure, received multiple Oscar nominations last week including best film and best animated feature.
December 2, 2009 |
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.
February 9, 2008 |
"Ratatouille" swept the 35th annual Annie Awards Friday, winning 10 awards including best animated feature, plus directing and writing honors for Brad Bird. The Pixar/Disney release about a French rat who dreams of becoming a master chef in Paris has already won the Golden Globe for best animated feature and is considered the front-runner for the Oscar in the animated feature category. The animation awards were announced by the International Animated Film Society and were scheduled to be handed out Friday night in a ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall, hosted by Tom Kenny, best known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
January 6, 2004 |
The International Animated Film Society's nominations for best animated theatrical feature are "Brother Bear," "Finding Nemo," "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," "Millennium Actress" and "Triplets of Belleville." Although the Academy Award for animated feature film has existed only two years, the winner of the Annie Awards has taken that honor both times ("Spirited Away" and "Shrek"). The awards will be held Feb. 7 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Patrick Day
January 7, 2003 |
"Lilo & Stitch," Disney's tale of a Hawaiian girl and her irascible pet alien, was nominated Monday for 10 Annie awards, leading the field for the animation industry's top prizes. The hand-drawn Disney film, which bucked the trend toward computer animation, was one of five features nominated for outstanding achievement by ASIFA-Hollywood, the Southern California branch of the International Animated Film Society. Best feature and Annie winners in 21 other categories will be announced Feb.