Studio Ghibli co-founder's featured nominated for three awards
The International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for their 42nd Annie Awards, recognizing accomplishments in animation for 2014. Focus Features/Laika’s stop-motion The Boxtrolls topped the field with 13 nominations including Best feature. The second most was How to Train Your Dragon 2 with 10, followed by Big Hero 6 and Song of the Sea with 7 each.
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata was nominated for three, including Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production and Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production for the work of frequent Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi.
Yuasa Masaaki (Ping Pong, Mind Game, Crayon Shinchan) and Eunyoung Choi's episode of Adventure Time was nominated for Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production (the show was also nominated for Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience).