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Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production

The Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production (or Annie Award for Music in an Animated Feature Production) is an Annie Award given annually to the best music in an animated feature film, theatrical or direct-to-video. It began in 1997 as the Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Music in a Feature/Home Video Production. Throughout the following years, the title was renamed Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music Score in an Animated Feature Production, and Outstanding Music in an Animated Feature Production before changing to its current title in 2005. It was retitled Best Music in an Animated Feature Production in 2006 for three years before being reverted to Music in an Animated Feature Production in 2009.



†=Non-feature nominee

₳=Non-theatrical feature nominee


Year Film Recipients
1995 Pocahontas Songs and Score Composed by

Alan Menken

Lyrics by

Stephen Schwartz

Animaniacs Richard Stone
Batman: the Animated Series Shirley Walker
Daisy-Head Maizie Music by

Phillip Appleby

Lyrics by

Dr. Seuss (posthumous)

Dr. Seuss (posthumously)

A Goofy Movie-"I2I" and "Stand Out" Music by

Patrick DeRemier

Lyrics by

Roy Freeland

1996 Toy Story Score and Songs by

'Randy Newman

Animaniacs † Richard Stone, Steven Bernstein, Julie Bernstein
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Songs and Score Composed by

Alan Menken

Lyrics by

Stephen Schwartz

James and the Giant Peach Songs and Score by

Randy Newman

1997 Cats Don't Dance Randy Newman (songs)
Aladdin and the King of Thieves Mark Watters, Carl Johnson
Cats Don't Dance Steve Goldstein (score)
The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Leslie Bricusse
This Land Is Your Land: The Animated Kids' Songs of Woody Guthrie † Woody Guthrie, Frank Fuchs
1998 Mulan Songs by
Matthew Wilder, David Zippel
Score by
Jerry Goldsmith
Anastasia Songs by
Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens
Score by
David Newman
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas - "As Long As There's Christmas" Music by
Rachel Portman
Lyrics by
Don Black
Hercules and Xena: The Animated Movie - The Battle for Mount Olympus ₳ Songs by
Michele Brourman, Amanda McBroom
Score by
Joseph LoDuca
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin Carl Johnson
1999 The Iron Giant Michael Kamen
Antz Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride - "We Are One" ₳ Music by
Tom Snow
Lyrics by
Marty Panzer, Jack Feldman
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride - "My Lullaby" ₳ Music by
Scott Warrender
Lyrics by
Joss Whedon
Tarzan - "Two Worlds" Music and Lyrics by
Phil Collins


Year Film Recipients
2000 Toy Story 2 Randy Newman
Dinosaur James Newton Howard
The Road to El Dorado Songs by
Elton John

Tim Rice

Score by

Hans Zimmer, John Powell

The Tigger Movie - "Round My Family Tree" Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Wakko's Wish Richard Stone
Steven Bernstein
2001 Shrek John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams
Atlantis: The Lost Empire James Newton Howard
The Emperor's New Groove John Debney
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Danny Troob
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Louis Febre
2002 Spirited Away Joe Hisaishi
Ice Age David Newman
Lilo & Stitch Score by
Alan Silvestri
Songs by
Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu
Monsters, Inc. Randy Newman
Return to Never Land Score by
Joel McNeely
"I'll Try"
Music and Lyrics by
Jonatha Brooke
"So to Be One of Us" by
They Might Be Giants
2003 Finding Nemo Thomas Newman
Brother Bear Songs by

Phil Collins

Score by

Mark Mancina, Phil Collins

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Harry Gregson-Williams
2004 The Incredibles Michael Giacchino
Innocence Kenji Kawai
The Lion King 1½ Score by

Don Harper

Songs by
Lebo M, Johnny Clegg, Martin Erskene, Seth Friedman

Shrek 2 Harry Gregson-Williams
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Gregor Narholz
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Julian Nott
Madagascar Hans Zimmer
2006 Cars Randy Newman
The Ant Bully John Debney
Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Gordon Goodwin
Ice Age: The Meltdown John Powell
A Monkey's Tale Laura Karpman
2007 Ratatouille Michael Giacchino
Bee Movie Rupert Gregson-Williams
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Songs by

Amy Powers, Russ DeSalvo

Score by
Jeff Danna

Meet the Robinsons Score by

Danny Elfman
Songs by

Rufus Wainwright, Rob Thomas

Persepolis Olivier Bernet
2008 Kung Fu Panda Hans Zimmer
John Powell
Batman: Gotham Knight Kevin Manthei
Horton Hears a Who! John Powell
The Tale of Despereaux William Ross
Waltz with Bashir Max Richter
2009 Coraline Bruno Coulais[1]
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs John Powell
Ponyo Joe Hisaishi
Up Michael Giacchino


Year Film Recipients
2010 How to Train Your Dragon John Powell[2]
Despicable Me Heitor Pereira
The Illusionist Sylvain Chomet
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole David Hirschfelder
Shrek Forever After Harry Gregson-Williams
2011 The Adventures of Tintin John Williams[3]
Puss in Boots Henry Jackman
Rio Mikael Mutti, Siedah Garrett, Carlinhos Brown, Sergio Mendes, John Powell
Winnie the Pooh Songs by

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, and Zooey Deschanel

Score by

Henry Jackman

2012 Wreck-It Ralph Score by

Henry Jackman

Songs by

Skrillex, Adam Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jamie Houston, Yasushi Akimoto[4]

Adventures in Zambezia Bruce Retief
Brave Score by

Patrick Doyle,

Songs by

Mark Andrews, Patrick Doyle, Alex Mandel

Hotel Transylvania Mark Mothersbaugh
Ice Age: Continental Drift John Powell, Adam Schlesinger, Ester Dean
The Lorax John Powell, Cinco Paul
Rise of the Guardians Alexandre Desplat
Secret of the Wings Joel McNeely, Brendan Milburn, Valerie Vigoda
2013 Frozen Songs by

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Score by

Christophe Beck[5]

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Mark Mothersbaugh
The Croods Alan Silvestri
Despicable Me 2 Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams
Epic Danny Elfman
Free Birds Dominic Lewis
Monsters University Randy Newman
Turbo Henry Jackman
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 John Powell, Jónsi[6]
Cheatin' Nicole Renaud, Composer
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Danny Elfman
Song of the Sea Bruno Coulais & Kila
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Joe Hisaishi
2015 Inside Out Michael Giacchino[7]
Anomalisa Carter Burwell
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Kevin Riepl
Boy and the World Ruben Feffer, Gustavo Kurlat, GEM Grupo Experimental de Música, Emicida
The Good Dinosaur Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna
2016 The Little Prince Hans Zimmer, Richard Harvey and Camille[8]
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Kristopher Carter, Lolita Ritmanis and Michael McCuistion
Sing Joby Talbot
The Red Turtle Laurent Perez del Mar
The Secret Life of Pets Alexandre Desplat
2017 Coco Remember Me by

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Additional Songs by

Germaine Franco, Adrian Molina

Score by

Michael Giacchino[9]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Theodore Shapiro
Loving Vincent Clint Mansell
Olaf's Frozen Adventure Songs by

Kate Anderson,Elyssa Samsel

Score by

Christophe Beck,

The Breadwinner Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna
2018 'Incredibles 2 Michael Giacchino[10]
The Grinch Score by

Danny Elfman

Songs by

Tyler, the Creator

Early Man Harry Gregson-Williams, Tom Howe
Ralph Breaks the Internet Score by

Henry Jackman

Songs by

Tom MacDougall , Dan Reynolds

"A Place Called Slaughter Race" by

Alan Menken, Phil Johnston

Smallfoot Heitor Pereita, Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick

Award RecordsEdit

Multiple WinsEdit

5 wins

4 wins

2 wins

Multiple NominationsEdit

12 nominations

7 nominations

6 nominations

4 nominations

3 nominations

2 nominations