Annie Award for Best Animated Video Game

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The cast and crew of the film Monster House appeared at the 34th Annie Awards both for the film's Best Animated Feature nomination as well as for the video game adaptation's award nomination, the voice actors (pictured) having reprised their roles in the game.[1][2]

The Annie Award for Best Animated Video Game is awarded annually by ASIFA-Hollywood, a non-profit organization that honors contributions to animation, to one animated video game each year. The award is one of the Annie Awards, which are given to contributions to animation, including producers, directors, and voice actors. The Annie Awards were created in 1972 by June Foray to honor individual lifetime contributions to animation. In 1992, the scope of the awards was expanded to honor animation as a whole; the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature was created as a result of this move, and subsequent awards have been created to recognize different contributions to animation.[3] The Annie Award for Best Animated Video Game was created in 2005, and has been awarded yearly since except in 2009. To be eligible for the award, the game must have been released in the year before the next Annie Awards ceremony, and the developers of the game must send a five-minute DVD that shows the gameplay and graphics of the game to a committee appointed by the Board of Directors of ASIFA-Hollywood.[4]

The Annie Award for Best Animated Video Game has been awarded to nine video games. The now-defunct video game development company THQ had six of its games nominated for the Annie Award for Best Animated Video Game, and one of them, Ratatouille, won the award.[5] Among the nominees, seven video games are adaptations of a feature film.[a] Three nominees are adaptations of animated television series.[b] Although most nominees have been released for multiple video game consoles, three of the entrants to the 38th Annie Awards (held February 5, 2011) and five contenders at the 39th Annie Awards had only been released on one platform at the time.

Table key[edit]

Abbreviation Console
DS
Nintendo DS
GBA
Game Boy Advance
GCN
Nintendo GameCube
iOS
iOS
Mac
OS X
PC
Microsoft Windows
PS2
PlayStation 2
PS3
PlayStation 3
PS4
PlayStation 4
PSP
PlayStation Portable
PSV
PlayStation Vita
Wii
Wii
WiiU
Wii U
Xbox
Xbox
X360
Xbox 360
XONE
Xbox One

Winners and nominees[edit]

Year
(Ceremony)
Video game Publisher(s) Platform(s)[A] Result
2005
(33rd)
Ultimate Spider-Man Activision, Treyarch DS, GBA, GCN, PC, PS2, Xbox Won
Psychonauts Double Fine Productions PC, PS2, Xbox Nominee
Resident Evil 4 Capcom GCN Nominee
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! THQ GBA, GCN, PC, PS2, Xbox Nominee
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge THQ DS, GBA, GCN, PS2, Xbox Nominee
2006
(34th)
Flushed Away D3 Publisher DS, GBA, GCN, PS2 Won
Monster House THQ DS, GBA, GCN, PS2 Nominee
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab THQ DS, GBA, GCN, PS2, PC, Wii Nominee
2007
(35th)
Ratatouille THQ DS, GBA, GCN, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Xbox Won
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth THQ DS, GBA, PS2, Wii, X360 Nominee
Bee Movie Game Activision DS, GCN, PC, PS2, Wii, X360 Nominee
Transformers: The Game Blur Studios DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360 Nominee
2008
(36th)
Kung Fu Panda Activision DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360 Won
Dead Space Electronic Arts PC, PS3, X360 Nominee
WALL·E THQ DS, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360 Nominee
2010
(38th)
Limbo Playdead X360 Won
Heavy Rain Quantic Dream PS3 Nominee
Kirby's Epic Yarn Good-Feel & HAL Laboratory Wii Nominee
Shank Klei Entertainment X360, PS3, PC Nominee
2011
(39th)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Shadow Planet Productions (Fuelcell Games/Gagne International) X360 Won
Bumpy Road Simogo iOS, Mac Nominee
Gears of War 3 Epic Games X360 Nominee
Gesundheit! Revolutionary Concepts iOS Nominee
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Capcom DS, iOS Nominee
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Insomniac Games PS3 Nominee
Rayman Origins Ubisoft Montpellier PS3, X360, Wii Nominee
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Naughty Dog PS3 Nominee
2012
(40th)
Journey Thatgamecompany PS3 Won
Borderlands 2 Gearbox Software PS3, X360, PC, Mac Nominee
Skullgirls Lab Zero Games PS3, X360 Nominee
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Heavy Iron Studios PS3, X360, PC Nominee
2013
(41st)
The Last of Us Naughty Dog PS3 Won
Diggs Nightcrawler Moonbot Studios, Exient Entertainment PS3 Nominee
Tiny Thief 5 ANTS iOS, Android Nominee
2014
(42nd)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Ubisoft Montpellier PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XONE, iOS, Android Won
Forza Horizon 2 Microsoft Studios, Turn 10, Playground Games X360, XONE Nominee
Child of Light Ubisoft Montreal PC, PS3, PS4, PSV, WiiU, X360, XONE Nominee
  • A Only lists the platforms the game was available on at the time of the relevant Annie Awards ceremony.

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References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The seven nominees that are adaptations of feature films are Flushed Away,[6] Monster House,[1] Ratatouille,[7] Bee Movie Game,[8] Transformers: The Game,[9] Kung Fu Panda, and WALL·E
  2. ^ The three nominees that are adaptations of animated television series are SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!,[10] SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab,[11] and Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth[12]
General
Specific
  1. ^ a b VanOrd, Kevin (2006-08-07). "Monster House Review". GameSpy. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  2. ^ "34th Annual Annie Awards - Winners". ASIFA-Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Annie Awards: Legacy". ASIFA-Hollywood. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Annie Awards: Rules and Categories". ASIFA-Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2012-01-08. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  5. ^ "35th Annual Annie Awards - Winners". ASIFA-Hollywood. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  6. ^ Bozon, Mark (2006-11-07). "Flushed Away Review". IGN. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  7. ^ Thorsen, Tor (2006-11-06). "THQ cooking up Ratatouille". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  8. ^ Provo, Frank (2007-11-19). "Bee Movie Game Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  9. ^ Theobald, Phil (2007-06-26). "Transformers: The Game Review". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  10. ^ Castro, Juan (2005-05-25). "SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!!". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  11. ^ DeVries, Jack (2008-01-08). "SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab Review". IGN. Archived from the original on 18 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  12. ^ "The Number One Nickelodeon Video Game in 2006 Returns in THQ's Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth". GameSpot. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 

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