'Up,' 'Princess,' 'Fox' vie for Annie top prize

AP News
Posted: Dec 01, 2009 6:50 PM

The travel adventure "Up," the musical fairy tale "The Princess and the Frog" and the storybook adaptations "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" are competing for top honors at the Annie Awards.

Also in the running for best animated feature are the dark family tale "Coraline," which received a leading 10 nominations, and the Irish adventure "The Secret of Kells."

"The Princess and the Frog" has eight nominations, including three of the five slots for individual character animation, and two of the five slots for voice acting for co-stars Jen Cody and Jennifer Lewis.

Winners for the awards from the International Animated Film Society will be announced at a ceremony Feb. 6.

(This version corrects that 'Coraline' leads with 10 nominations.)