Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production

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Annie Award
Awarded for Excellence in film animation
Country  United States
Presented by ASIFA-Hollywood
First awarded 1996
Last awarded 2014

The Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production (or Annie Award for Writing in an Animated Feature Production) is an Annie Award awarded annually, except in 1997, to the best animated feature film and introduced in 1996. It reward screenwriting for animated feature films.

Awards for Best Writing were awarded in 1994 and 1995, but were also rewarding animated series. The award was formerly called Best Individual Achievement: Writing in 1996,[1] and Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production from 1998 to 2002,[2] and Outstanding Directing in an Animated Feature Production in 2003, 2004 and 2010.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Recipient Motion Picture
1996 Andrew Stanton, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow Toy Story
1998 Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer Mulan
Karl Geurs and Carter Crocker Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
Flip Kobler, Cindy Marcus, Bill Motz and Bob Roth Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Eric Tuchman, Susan Gauthier, Bruce Graham, Bob Tzudiker and Noni White Anastasia
Richard Tulloch FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
1999 Brad Bird and Tim McCanlies The Iron Giant
Todd Alcott, Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz Antz
John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw A Bug's Life
Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker and Noni White Tarzan
Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Pam Brady South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


Year Recipient Motion Picture
2000 John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb Toy Story 2
Karey Kirkpatrick Chicken Run
M. Night Shyamalan and Greg Brooker Stuart Little
2001 Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S. H. Schulman Shrek
Mark Dindal and Chris Williams The Emperor's New Groove
Paul Dini, Glen Murakami and Bruce Timm Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Marc Hyman Osmosis Jones
2002 Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away
Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson and Peter Ackerman Ice Age
Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders Lilo & Stitch
Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson Monsters, Inc.
2003 Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds Finding Nemo
Sylvain Chomet The Triplets of Belleville
Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
Satoshi Kon and Sadayuki Murai Millennium Actress
Tab Murphy, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman Brother Bear
2004 Brad Bird The Incredibles
Andrew Adamson, Joe Stillman, J. David Stem and David N. Weiss Shrek 2
Michael J. Wilson and Rob Letterman Shark Tale
2005 Steve Box, Nick Park and Mark Burton Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Anthony Leondis, Michael LaBash and Tom Rogers Kronk's New Groove
Hayao Miyazaki Howl's Moving Castle
2006 Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan and William Davies Flushed Away
Rick Burns Brother Bear
Dan Fogelman Cars
Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab and Pamela Pettler Monster House
George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris and Warren Coleman Happy Feet
2007 Brad Bird Ratatouille
James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti The Simpsons Movie
Don Rhymer, Ash Brannon, Chris Buck and Chris Jenkins Surf's Up
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud Persepolis
2008 Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger Kung Fu Panda
Etan Cohen, Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Ari Folman Waltz with Bashir
Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio Horton Hears a Who!
2009 Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach Fantastic Mr. Fox
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy Up
Timothy Harris and David Bowers Astro Boy
Christopher Miller and Phil Lord Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


Year Recipient Motion Picture
2010 Chris Sanders, Will Davies and Dean DeBlois How to Train Your Dragon
Michael Arndt Toy Story 3
Sylvain Chomet The Illusionist
Dan Fogelman Tangled
Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons Megamind
2011 James Ward Byrkit, John Logan and Gore Verbinski Rango
Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith Arthur Christmas
Mark Burton, Rob Sprackling, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, John R. Smith, Kathy Greenberg, Emily Cook, Kelly Asbury and Steve Hamilton Shaw Gnomeo & Juliet
Steven Moffat, Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Jeremy Spears, Don Hall, Clio Chiang, Don Dougherty, Kendelle Hoyer, Brian Kesinger, Stephen J. Anderson and Nicole Mitchell Winnie the Pooh
2012 Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee Wreck-It Ralph
Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi Brave
John August Frankenweenie
Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa and Karey Kirkpatrick From Up on Poppy Hill
Chris Butler ParaNorman
Gideon Defoe The Pirates! Band of Misfits
2013 Hayao Miyazaki The Wind Rises
Daniel Pennac Ernest & Celestine
Dan Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon Monsters University
Jennifer Lee Frozen
2014 Phil Lord and Christopher Miller The LEGO Movie
Robert L. Baird, Dan Gerson and Jordan Roberts Big Hero 6
Dean DeBlois How to Train Your Dragon 2
Will Collins Song of the Sea
Irena Brignull and Adam Pava The Boxtrolls
2015 Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley Inside Out
Mark Burton and Richard Starzak Shaun the Sheep Movie
Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando and Hiromasa Yonebayashi When Marnie Was There
2016 Jared Bush, and Phil Johnston Zootopia
Marc Haimes and Chris Butler Kubo and the Two Strings
Céline Sciamma My Life as a Zucchini
Michael Dudok de Wit and Pascale Ferran The Red Turtle