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Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production

The Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production (or Annie Award for Writing in an Animated Feature Production) is an Annie Award awarded annually, except in 1997, to the best animated feature film and introduced in 1996. It reward screenwriting for animated feature films.

Annie Award
Awarded forExcellence in film animation
Country United States
Presented byASIFA-Hollywood
First awarded1996

Awards for Best Writing were awarded in 1994 and 1995, but were also rewarding animated series. The award was formerly called Best Individual Achievement: Writing in 1996,[1] and Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production from 1998 to 2002,[2].


Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Film Recipient
1996 Toy Story Andrew Stanton, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow
1998 Mulan Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin Karl Geurs and Carter Crocker
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Flip Kobler, Cindy Marcus, Bill Motz and Bob Roth
Anastasia Eric Tuchman, Susan Gauthier, Bruce Graham, Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue Richard Tulloch
1999 The Iron Giant Brad Bird and Tim McCanlies
Antz Todd Alcott, Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz
A Bug's Life John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw
Tarzan Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Pam Brady


Year Film Recipient
2000 Toy Story 2 John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb
Chicken Run Karey Kirkpatrick
Stuart Little M. Night Shyamalan and Greg Brooker
2001 Shrek Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S. H. Schulman
The Emperor's New Groove Mark Dindal, Chris Williams, and David Reynolds
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Paul Dini, Glen Murakami and Bruce Timm
Osmosis Jones Marc Hyman
2002 Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki
Ice Age Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson and Peter Ackerman
Lilo & Stitch Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders
Monsters, Inc. Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson
2003 Finding Nemo Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds
The Triplets of Belleville Sylvain Chomet
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith
Millennium Actress Satoshi Kon and Sadayuki Murai
Brother Bear Tab Murphy, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman
2004 The Incredibles Brad Bird
Shrek 2 Andrew Adamson, Joe Stillman, J. David Stem and David N. Weiss
Shark Tale Michael J. Wilson and Rob Letterman
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Steve Box, Nick Park and Mark Burton
Kronk's New Groove Anthony Leondis, Michael LaBash and Tom Rogers
Howl's Moving Castle Hayao Miyazaki
2006 Flushed Away Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan and William Davies
Brother Bear 2 Rick Burns
Cars Dan Fogelman
Monster House Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab and Pamela Pettler
Happy Feet George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris and Warren Coleman
2007 Ratatouille Brad Bird
The Simpsons Movie James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti
Surf's Up Don Rhymer, Ash Brannon, Chris Buck and Chris Jenkins
Persepolis Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
2008 Kung Fu Panda Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Etan Cohen, Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
Waltz with Bashir Ari Folman
Horton Hears a Who! Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach
Up Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy
Astro Boy Timothy Harris and David Bowers
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Phil Lord and Chris Miller


Year Film Recipient
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Chris Sanders, Will Davies and Dean DeBlois
Toy Story 3 Michael Arndt
The Illusionist Sylvain Chomet
Tangled Dan Fogelman
Megamind Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons
2011 Rango James Ward Byrkit, John Logan and Gore Verbinski
Arthur Christmas Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith
Gnomeo & Juliet Mark Burton, Rob Sprackling, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, John R. Smith, Kathy Greenberg, Emily Cook, Kelly Asbury and Steve Hamilton Shaw
The Adventures of Tintin Steven Moffat, Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright
Winnie the Pooh Jeremy Spears, Don Hall, Clio Chiang, Don Dougherty, Kendelle Hoyer, Brian Kesinger, Stephen J. Anderson and Nicole Mitchell
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee
Brave Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi
Frankenweenie John August
From Up on Poppy Hill Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa and Karey Kirkpatrick
ParaNorman Chris Butler
The Pirates! Band of Misfits Gideon Defoe
2013 The Wind Rises Hayao Miyazaki
Ernest & Celestine Daniel Pennac
Monsters University Dan Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon
Frozen Jennifer Lee
2014 The Lego Movie Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Big Hero 6 Robert L. Baird, Dan Gerson and Jordan Roberts
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois
Song of the Sea Will Collins
The Boxtrolls Irena Brignull and Adam Pava
2015 Inside Out Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley
Shaun the Sheep Movie Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
When Marnie Was There Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando and Hiromasa Yonebayashi
2016 Zootopia Jared Bush and Phil Johnston
Kubo and the Two Strings Marc Haimes and Chris Butler
My Life as a Zucchini Céline Sciamma
The Red Turtle Michael Dudok de Wit and Pascale Ferran
2017 Coco Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich
Loving Vincent Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Jacek Dehnel
Mary and the Witch's Flower Riko Sakaguchi, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, David Freedman and Lynda Freedman
The Breadwinner Anita Doron
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman
Incredibles 2 Brad Bird
Mirai Mamoru Hosoda and Stephanie Sheh
Ralph Breaks the Internet Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon
Teen Titan's Go! to the Movies Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath


  1. ^ "Annie Awards 1996". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  2. ^ "Annie Awards 1998". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-03-07.