Sheridan Animation students receive Annie Awards nominations

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A total of 11 Sheridan College Bachelor of Animation graduates received nominations as part of the 43rd Annual Annie Awards. The following Sheridan alumni have been nominated for 2016 Annie Awards:

BJ Crawford (Classical Animation, 2000): Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production, The Peanut s Movie (Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation)

Tapan Gandhi (Bachelor of Animation, 2009): Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated Television/ Broadcast Production, Pickle and Peanut, Episode: “Swim Lessons” (Disney Television Animation)

Kevin Martel (Classical Animation, 1996): Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Live Action Production, Jurassic WorldIndominus Rex (Universal Studios / Legendary Pictures)

Taha Neyestani (Bachelor of Animation, 2015): Best Student Film, ed (To view Taha Neyestani’s film online, click here).

Alexander Poei (Art Fundamentals, 1996 & Classical Animation, 1999): Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Live Action Production, The Revenant – The Bear (Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, RatPac-Dune Entertainment)

Allison Rutland (Computer Animation, 2003): Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production – Inside Out (Pixar Animation Studios)

Domee Shi (Bachelor of Animation, 2011): Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, Inside Out (Pixar Animation Studios)

Mike Smukavic (Classical Animation, 1993): Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production, Hotel Transylvania 2 (Sony Pictures Animation)

Jeffrey Thompson (Art Fundamentals, 2003 & Bachelor of Animation, 2010): Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production, Gravity Falls, Episode: “Xpcveaoqfoxso (Weirdmageddon)” (Disney Television Animation)

Melody Wang (Bachelor of Animation, 2015): Best Student Film, The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (To view Melody Wang’s film online, click here).

Stephen Wood (Technical Animation, 1989): Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in an Animated Production, Home (DreamWorks Animation)

Students in their third year of Sheridan’s Bachelor of Animation program were nominated in the Best Student Film category as well for Mother: Stephanie Chiew, Joan Chung, David Du, Matthew Fazari, Ana Gomez, Rui Hao, Jessica Jing, Seeyun Lee, Nick Nason and Danny Wang. (To view Mother online, click here).

Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the Annie Awards are presented in 36 categories including animated feature, animated feature-independent, broadcast production(s), broadcast commercial, short subject, and student film, as well as the achievement and honorary awards. The AA Awards will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.

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Wang’s The Casebook of Nips & Porkington is in talks to become a television series with additional characters being developed. To find out more on The Casebook of Nips & Porkington, you can visit their Tumblr page and can view the full short film here. To view the full list of nominees for the Annie Awards, visit their website. Congratulations to all of the students for their award nominations and best of luck!

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