Adventure Time Earns Annie Award Nominations for Masaaki Yuasa, Eunyoung Choi
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Masaaki Yuasa and Eunyoung Choi have been nominated in the "Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production" category of the 42nd Annual Annie Awards for their Adventure Time episode, "Food Chain."
Yuasa (Ping Pong, Kick-Heart) wrote, storyboarded, and directed the episode. Animator and episode director Choi previously worked on Kick-Heart, Space Dandy, The Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba, and Casshern Sins.
Yuasa directed the television anime of Taiyo Matsumoto's Ping Pong manga. He also created the "Kick-Heart" short with funds raised via Kickstarter. His other works include Kaiba, Mind Game, and The Tatami Galaxy.
Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli's film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya also received nominations in three categories: the film is up for Best Animated Feature, Takahata for "Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production," and film composer Joe Hisaishi for "Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production."
Nickelodeon Animation Studio was nominated for "Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children's Audience" for its The Legend of Korra show, which was partially animated by Studio Pierrot. Joaquim Dos Santos received a nomination for "Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production"
The awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of animation. In the Best Picture and Directing category, other nominees include Disney's Big Hero 6, Plymptoons Studio's Cheatin', DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2, GKIDS and Cartoon Saloon's Song of the Sea, Real FX's The Book of Life, Laika and Focus Features' The Box Trolls, and Warner Bros. Pictures' The Lego Movie. In the music category, the film is competing against Cheatin', How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea, and DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall on January 31, 2015.
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Source: Animation Scoop