Annie Award for Character Animation in a Feature Production
Awarded forExcellence in film animation
CountryUnited States
Presented byASIFA-Hollywood
First awarded1991
Websitehttp://annieawards.org

The Annie Award for Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production is an Annie Award awarded annually to the best character animator and introduced in 1995. It rewards animation of characters for animated feature films.

Up until the creation of both the Annie Award for Character Animation in a TV Production and Live Action Production categories, live-action films, tv series, animated shorts, and non-theatrical releases were eligible for nomination in this category.

Winners and nominees

‡= special award *= non-feature nominee †=live-action nominee

1990s

Year
(edition)
Animator Notes Film
1991
(20th)
[1]
Glen Keane‡ Supervising Animator: Beast Beauty and the Beast
1992
(21st)
Eric Goldberg‡ Supervising Animator: Genie Aladdin
No Awards given in 1993
1994
(22st)
Mark Henn Supervising Animator (Young Simba) The Lion King [2]
1995
(23rd)
Nik Ranieri Supervising Animator: Meeko Pocahontas
Dominique Monféry Animation Supervisor A Goofy Movie
Chris Buck Supervising Animator: Grandmother Willow, Percy, and Wiggins Pocahontas
David Pruiksma Supervising Animator: Flit
Cynthia Wells Animator Interview with Tallulah, Queen of the Universe
1996
(24th)
Pete Docter Supervising Animator Toy Story
Bob Baxter* Episode: "Beethoven's Whiff" Timon & Pumbaa *
James Baxter Supervising Animator: Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Russ Edmonds Supervising Animator: Captain Phoebus
Kathy Zielinski Supervising Animator: Judge Claude Frollo
1997
(25th)
Nik Ranieri Supervising Animator: Hades Hercules
Frans Vischer Supervising Animator: Darla Dimple and Max Cats Don't Dance
Ken Duncan Supervising Animator: Meg Hercules
1998
(26th)
Ruben Aquino Supervising Animator: Captain Li Shang Mulan
T. Woody Yokum* Animator Genie's Great Minds
Tom Bancroft Supervising Animator: "Mushu" Mulan
Mark Henn Supervising Animator: "Fa Mulan"
1999
(27th)
Steve Markowski Supervising Animator The Iron Giant
Jim Van der Keyl Animator The Iron Giant
Dean Wellins Supervising Animator
Ken Duncan Supervising Animator: Jane Porter Tarzan
Glen Keane Supervising Animator: Tarzan

2000s

Year
(edition)
Animator Notes Film
2000
(28th)
Eric Goldberg Lead Animator: Carnival of the Animals Segment Fantasia 2000
David Brewster Supervising Animator: Miguel The Road to El Dorado
Rodolphe Guenoden Supervising Animator: Chel
Sean P. Mullen Character VFX Animator Stuart Little
Doug Sweetland Animator Toy Story 2
2001
(29th)
Dale Baer Supervising Animator: Yzma The Emperor's New Groove
Paul Chung Animator Shrek
Raman Hui Animator
Jason Reisig Animator
Dean Wellins Supervising Animator: Thrax Osmosis Jones
2002
(30th)
[1]
Doug Sweetland Directing Animator Monsters, Inc.
Mike Thurmeier Lead Animator Ice Age
Alex Kuperschmidt Supervising Animator: Stitch Lilo and Stitch
John Kahrs Animator: James P. "Sulley" Sullivan Monsters, Inc.
Sergio Pablos Supervising Animator: Dr. Delbert Doppler Treasure Planet
2003
(31st)
Doug Sweetland Animator Finding Nemo
Byron Howard Supervising Animator: Kenai-Bear Brother Bear
Dave Devan Animator Finding Nemo
Gini Santos Animator
Anthony DeRosa Lead Animator Looney Tunes: Back in Action
2004
(32nd)
Angus MacLane Animator The Incredibles
Ken Duncan Supervising Animator Shark Tale
John Kahrs Animator The Incredibles
Peter Sohn Animator
Kureha Yokoo Animator
2005
(33rd)
[1]
Claire Billet Key Animator Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Matt Shumway VFX Animator The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Spike Brandt * Animator The Karate Guard
Jay Grace Key Animator Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Christopher Sadler Key Animator
2006
(34th)
Gabe Hordos Animator Flushed Away
Carlos Baena Animator Cars
Bobby Podesta Directing Animator
Line Anderson Animator Flushed Away
Kristof Serrand Supervising Animator Over the Hedge
2007
(35th)
Michal Makarewicz Animator Ratatouille
Dave Hardin Animator Surf's Up
Alan Hawkins Animator
2008
(36th)
James Baxter Animation Supervisor: Po's Dream Sequence Kung Fu Panda
Jeff Gabor Lead Animator: Councilmen of Whoville Horton Hears a Who!
Phillippe Le Brun Supervising Animator Kung Fu Panda
Dan Wagner Head of Character Animation
Victor Navone Animator WALL-E
2009
(37th)
Eric Goldberg Supervising Animator: Louis the Alligator and "Almost There" Fantasy Sequence The Princess and the Frog
Travis Knight Lead Animator Coraline
Andreas Deja Supervising Animator "Mama Odie" The Princess and the Frog
Bruce W. Smith Supervising Animator "Dr. Facilier"
Daniel Nguyen Animator Up

2010s

Year
(edition)
Animator Notes Film
2010
(38th)
Gabe Hordos Supervising Animator: Toothless How to Train Your Dragon
Jakob Njort Jensen Supervising Animator How to Train Your Dragon
David Torres Supervising Animator: Hiccup
Mark Donald Supervising Animator Megamind
Anthony Hodgson Supervising Animator
2011
(39th)
Jeff Gabor Lead Animator Rio
Pierre Perifel Lead Animator: Lord Shen Kung Fu Panda 2
Dan Wagner Head of Character Animation
Olivier Staphylas Supervising Animator Puss in Boots
Patrik Puhala Lead Animator Rio
Andreas Deja Supervising Animator: Tigger Winnie the Pooh
Mark Henn Supervising Animator: Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin
2012
(40th)
Travis Knight Lead Animator ParaNorman
Travis Hathaway Animator Brave
Daniel Nguyen Animator
Jaime Landes Roe Animator
Will Becher Character Lead Animator The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
Phillippe Le Brun Lead Character Animator: Bunny Rise of the Guardians
David Pate Lead Character Animator: Jack
Pierre Perifel Lead Character Animator: North
2013
(41st)
Jakob Njort Jensen Lead Animator: Guy The Croods
Jonathan du Vai Animator Despicable Me 2
Thom Roberts Animator Epic
Patrick Imbert Animator Ernest & Celestine
Tony Smeed Animation Supervisor: Queen Elsa Frozen
Kitarô Kôsaka Animator The Wind Rises
2014
(42nd)
Fabio Lignini Supervising Animator How to Train Your Dragon 2
Travis Knight Lead Animator The Boxtrolls
Michael Lamont Lead Animator
Jason Stalman Animator
Thomas Grummt Lead Animator How to Train Your Dragon 2
Steven Hornby Supervising Animator
Ravi Kamble Govind Lead Animator Penguins of Madagascar
2015
(43rd)
Allison Rutland Animator[3] Inside Out
Mark C. Harris Animator The Good Dinosaur
K.C Roeyer Animator
Mark Donald Animator Home
Travis Hathaway Animator Inside Out
Hichem Arfaoui Animation Supervisor: Herb, Scarlet Overkill, Kevin, Stuart", and Bob. Minions
B. J. Crawford Animator[4] The Peanuts Movie
2016
(44th)
Jan-Erik Maas Animator Kubo and the Two Strings
Erick Oh Animator: Hank and Dory[5] Finding Dory
Ludovic Bouancheau Animator Kung Fu Panda 3
Dave Hardin Animator: Judy Hopps, Stu & Bonnie Hopps, Chief Bogo, Nick Wilde[6] Zootopia
Chad Sellers Animator: Mr. Big, Koslov, Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Flash
2017
(45th)
John Chun Chiu Lee Animator: Miguel, Ernesto de la Cruz, Hector, Dante, Mama Coco[7] Coco
Marco Nguyen, Benjamin Renner, and Patrick Imbert Animator The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales...
Bryce McGovern Animation Supervisor[8] The Boss Baby
Rani Naamani Character Supervisor: Boss Baby[9]
Allison Rutland Animator Coco
2018
(46th)
[10][11]
David Han Aniimator Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Laurie Sitzia Lead Animator: Goona, Dug, Chief Bobnar, the Tribe, the rabbit and Lord Nooth Early Man
Lance Fite Animator Incredibles 2
Jason Stalman Lead Animator: Chief and Nutmeg Isle of Dogs
Vitor Vilela Animator:Wreck-It Ralph, Fix-It Felix, Double Dan, Vanellope Von Schweetz, Ralphzilla, Yesss, Root Beer Tapper Patrons, Pancake Bunny, Milkshake Kitty, Baby Mo, Mo’s Mom Ralph Breaks the Internet
(2019
(47th)
[12]
Sergio Martins Animation Supervisor: Alva Klaus
Andrew Ford Animator Frozen II
Dane Stogner Supervising Animator: Toothless How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Rani Naamani Supervising Animator
Rachelle Lambden Animator Missing Link

2020s

Year
(edition)
Animator Notes Film
2020
(48th)
Michal Micarewicz Animator Soul
Shaun Chacko Animator Onward
Rani Naamani Supervising Animator The Croods: A New Age
Andrés Bedate Martin Animator The Willoughbys
Emmanuel Asquier-Brassart Animator Wolfwalkers

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