The Annies brought the animation industry together honoring the year’s best productions, including awards for voice actors in animated feature films and animated television production.

A gourmet rat was the big cheese at the 35th celebration, winning 9 Annie Awards. Honoring the best in animation for 2007, the annual gala event was held on February 8, 2008 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

“Ratatouille,” Pixar Animation’s tale of a rat who wants to become a chef, won the award for best feature production. Other nominees in the same category were DreamWorks’ insect story “Bee Movie,” Sony Pictures’ penguin-powered “Surf’s Up,” Sony Pictures Classics’ coming-of-age chronicle “Persepolis” and 20th Century Fox’s “The Simpsons Movie.”

Below is a listing of the two categories consisting of the finalists and winners of each category honoring voice actors.

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

* Janeane Garofalo – Voice of Collette – “Ratatouille” – Pixar Animation Studios
* Ian Holm – Voice of Skinner – “Ratatouille” – Pixar Animation Studios (WINNER)
* Julie Kavner – Voice of Marge Simpson – “The Simpsons Movie” – Twentieth Century Fox
* Patton Oswalt – Voice of Remy – “Ratatouille” – Pixar Animation Studios
* Patrick Warburton – Voice of Ken – “Bee Movie” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production

* Scott Adsit – Voice of Clay Puppington – “Moral Orel” – ShadowMachine
* Madison Davenport – Voice of Sophianna – “Christmas is Here Again!” – Easy To Dream Entertainment
* Tom Kenny – Voice of SpongeBob – SpongeBob SquarePants “Spy Buddies” – Nickelodeon
* Eartha Kitt – Voice of Yzma – The Emperor’s New School “Emperor’s New Musical” – Walt Disney Television Animation (WINNER)
* Eddie Murphy – Voice of Donkey – “Shrek The Halls” – DreamWorks Animation



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