Entries in Frankenweenie (2)


Disney Tops Best Animated Feature Nominations

Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- Disney/Pixar’s Brave, the Walt Disney Studios’ Frankenweenie and the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph have all earned nominations for the upcoming 40th Annual Annie Awards for animation.

Each Disney film has earned a total of 10 nominations in the feature categories for the animation awards.  Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania and Focus Features’ ParaNorman earned eight Annie Award nominations each.

The winners will be announced during the 40th Annual Annie Awards ceremony on Feb. 2 in Los Angeles.  Here are the nominees in two major categories:

Best Animated Feature:

  • Brave – Pixar Animation Studios
  • Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios
  • Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation
  • ParaNorman – Focus Features
  • Rise of the Guardians – DreamWorks Animation
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Aardman Animations
  • The Rabbi’s Cat – GKIDS
  • Wreck-It Ralph – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production:

  • Adam Sandler as Dracula - Hotel Transylvania
  • Alan Tudyk as King Candy - Wreck-It Ralph
  • Atticus Shaffer as “E”Gore – Frankenweenie
  • Catherine O’Hara as Weird Girl – Frankenweenie
  • Imelda Staunton as Queen Victoria - The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Jim Cummings as Budzo - Adventures in Zambezia
  • Jude Law as Pitch - Rise of the Guardians
  • Kelly MacDonald as Merida – Brave

For a complete list of nominees, go to

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


"Taken 2," "Frankenweenie" Open Nationwide; "Pitch Perfect" Expands

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Taken 2: Liam Neeson is back as the man with the "very particular set of skills," retired CIA operative Bryan Mills.  This time, he and his ex-wife are kidnapped by a crime lord seeking revenge for Mills' killings in the first movie.  Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen also star.  Rated PG-13.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Frankenweenie: Tim Burton’s animated film revolves around a boy who brings his dog back to life.  His scientific achievement ends up bringing chaos to his town.  The voice cast for the film, which is screening in 3D, includes Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan and Catherine O'Hara.  Rated PG.

And expanding into wide release:

-- Pitch Perfect: Anna Kendrick is a college student who, after arriving at her new school, reluctantly joins a diverse singing group that’s involved in a music competition.  Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson also star.  Rated PG-13.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

ABC News Radio