Annie Award for Directing in a Feature Production
|41st Annie Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in film animation|
The Annie Award for Directing in a Feature Production (or Annie Award for Directing in an Animated Feature Production) is an Annie Award, awarded annually to the best animated feature film and introduced in 1996. It reward directing for animated feature films. The recipients are directors as well as co-directors.
The award was formerly called Best Individual Achievement: Directing in 1996, Best Individual Achievement: Directing in a Feature Production in 1997, and Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production from 1998 to 2001.
The award has matched up with the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature every year except for 1997, 2006 and 2011. It has been awarded 15 times. John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich have won it twice, and Brad Bird hold a record of three wins.
Winners and nominees
|1996||John Lasseter||Toy Story|
|1997||Ron Clements and John Musker||Hercules|
|Mark Dindal||Cats Don't Dance|
|Bruce W. Smith and Tony Cervone||Space Jam|
|1998||Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook||Mulan|
|Don Bluth and Gary Goldman||Anastasia|
|Karl Geurs||Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin|
|Andy Knight||Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas|
|1999||Brad Bird||The Iron Giant|
|Chris Buck and Kevin Lima||Tarzan|
|Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells||The Prince of Egypt|
|Eric Darnell and Tim Johnson||Antz|
|John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton||A Bug's Life|