Apple Original Films’ critically acclaimed Golden Globe-nominated “Wolfwalkers” has earned 10 Annie Award nominations, including Best Animated Feature – Independent, and the Apple TV+ series “Stillwater” landed a nomination for Best Preschool Series for 11 nominations in total for Apple. The nominations were announced today by ASIFA-Hollywood for the 48th Annual Annie Awards, which recognize the year’s best in the field of animation. In just over a year, Apple Original series and films have won 74 awards, and earned 287 nominations across its original programming.
The Apple Original Film “Wolfwalkers,” the latest from two-time Academy Award-nominated director Tomm Moore and director Ross Stewart, and co-produced by the award-winning animation studios Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, has landed numerous prestigious honors since its debut. The film is an AFI Fest and Critics’ Choice Super Award winner, and has been named best animated film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Dublin Critics Circle, Chicago Film Critics Association and San Diego Film Critics Society.
Today’s Annie Award nominations for “Wolfwalkers” include:
- Best Animated Feature – Independent
- Best FX – Feature
- Best Character Animation – Feature
- Best Character Design – Feature
- Best Direction – Feature
- Best Music – Feature
- Best Production Design – Feature
- Best Storyboarding – Feature
- Best Voice Acting – Feature
- Best Writing – Feature
The Annie Awards will be announced on Friday, April 16.
“Wolfwalkers” is set in a time of superstition and magic as a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the “Wolfwalkers” and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy. “Wolfwalkers” is produced by Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore and Stéphan Roelants. GKIDS serves as the theatrical distribution partner in North America. “Wolfwalkers” will be returning to theaters next month, and is now streaming on Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app.
Based on the Scholastic book series “Zen Shorts” by Jon J Muth, “Stillwater” is produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment, and centers on siblings Karl, Addy and Michael, who are typical kids with typical kid challenges – meaning that sometimes even the smallest things can feel insurmountable. Fortunately for these three, they have Stillwater, a wise panda, as their next-door neighbor. Through his example, stories and gentle humor, Stillwater gives the children a deeper understanding of their feelings as well as tools that help them face their own day-to-day challenges. Stillwater also brings newfound fun and adventure for the three, opening their eyes to the quiet wonders of the world around them, and guiding them to their place within it. “Stillwater” is executive produced by Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Jef Kaminsky and Rob Hoegee and features the voice talents of James Sie, Eva Binder, Tucker Chandler and Judah Mackey. “Stillwater” is now streaming on Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app.