Annie Awards a Big Night For Flash

The 35th Annual Annie Awards will likely be a big night for Ratatouille, Surf’s Up and Persepolis, but February 8th, 2008 will also be a night to celebrate Flash animation. The Annie Awards, for those unfamiliar, are what some Americans consider the “Oscars” of animation, and the nominees were announced today.

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, a Flash-animated show that airs on Nickelodeon, leads all TV series with 4 nominations, including a nod for Best Animated Television Production and an individual nomination for Jorge R. Gutierrez, the co-creator of the series. It should also be noted that 2 of the other 4 nominees in the Best Production category are also Flash-produced – Peep and the Big Wide World and Little Einsteins (which also utilizes After Effects).

Next, John Kricfalusi, a true pioneer in online Flash animation, will be receiving a Windsor McCay Award for his series The Ren & Stimpy Show and “use of artist-driven Flash animation.”

Lastly, Jonathan Gay, Gary Grossman and Robert Tatsumi, the creators of Flash, will receive the Ub Iwerks technical achievement award.

I’ve already marked my calendar – and can’t wait to trumpet Flash at stateside animation’s biggest night.

Unrelated to Flash news – my cousin, Elizabeth Harvatine, was nominated in the Character Animation category for her stop-motion work on Moral Orel. Go Liz!

5 Comments

  1. Mukpuddy December 5, 2007

    Ha ha awesome, go El Tigre!!!!

  2. Geek Booteek December 5, 2007

    Dude that Super Mario Nutshell is genius!!

  3. 4 nominations, and El Tigre was cancelled? God damn Nickelodeon. Maybe this could convince them to bring it back?

  4. ROCIO GALVEZ April 2, 2008

    EL TIGRE YO CREO QUE ES LO MEJOR QUE E VISTO , SABEN QUE EN MI PIEZA TENGO COMO 15 DIBUJOS DEL TIGRE Y EL FIN DE SEMANA VOY A HACER MAS

    I LOVE TIGRE

    XAU

    ROCIO GALVEZ R.

  5. ROCIO GALVEZ April 2, 2008

    LO ADORO
    E VISTO CASI TODOS LOS CAPITULOS

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