Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Henry Selick’s Coraline (above), Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ron Clements and John Musker’s The Princess and the Frog, Tomm Moore’s The Secret of Kells, and Pete Docter’s Up are the six best animated feature nominees for the International Animated Film Society’s 2010 Annie Awards. The winner will be announced on Feb. 6, 2010.
Four of the above films have also been shortlisted in the best director category; Tomm Moore and the duo Ron Clements and John Musker were replaced by one man: Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki, for Ponyo.
Somewhat surprisingly, Coraline leads the pack with ten nods. Up, one of the year’s biggest box office hits, came in second place with nine. All six best animated feature nominees are semi-finalists for the Academy Award for best animated feature as well, while The Secret of Kells is up for an European Film Award.
Tim Burton and Jeffrey Katzenberg are among those receiving career awards.