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"Wreck-It Ralph" Wins Best Animated Feature at Annie Awards

Comstock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney's video game-inspired hit Wreck-It Ralph earned the title of best animated feature Saturday at the 40th Annual Annie Awards in Los Angeles.

The ceremony, presented by the International Animated Film Society, annually honors the best in animation.

Wreck-It Ralph received the award over seven other animated films, including Brave, Frankenweenie and ParaNorman.

Marvel's The Avengers picked up the award for best animated effects in a live-action production, and the Oscar-nominated film Life of Pi took the character animation in a live-action production category.

Robot Chicken was among the TV winners. 

You can check out all of the honorees on

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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

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"Wreck-It Ralph" Tops Box Office with $49 Million

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The animated Disney film Wreck-It Ralph scored the top spot at the weekend box office.

The video game-themed flick earned an estimated $49.1 million in its first three days of release, despite the fact that the New York City and New Jersey-area markets were still reeling from superstorm Sandy.

Wreck-It Ralph enjoyed the most successful debut ever for a movie from Walt Disney Animation, though Disney-owned Pixar has released films that have grossed more during their opening weekend.

The Denzel Washington thriller Flight opened in second place, raising $25 million.

Last week's box office champ, Argo, rounded out the top three, collecting $10.2 million.

Russell Crowe's kung fu flick, The Man With the Iron Fists, bowed in fourth place, with $8.2 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to

1. Wreck-It Ralph, $49.1 million
2. Flight, $25 million
3. Argo, $10.2 million
4. The Man With the Iron Fists, $8.2 million
5. Taken 2, $6 million
6. Cloud Atlas, $5.3 million
7. Hotel Transylvania, $4.5 million
8. Paranormal Activity 4, $4.3 million
9. Here Comes the Boom, $3.6 million
10. Silent Hill: Revelation, $3.3 million

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"Wreck-It Ralph," "Flight," "The Man with the Iron Fists" Open Friday

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

-- Wreck-It Ralph: In Disney’s latest animated film, John C. Reilly voices a video game villain who tries to turn over a new leaf as he attempts to thwart the plans of a deadly enemy.  Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch also lend their voices to the flick, which is screening in 3D.  Rated PG.

-- Flight: Denzel Washington is a pilot who crash lands his plane and saves his passengers, but faces potential blame for the incident due to his addiction issues.  John Goodman, Don Cheadle and Melissa Leo also star.  Rated R.

-- The Man with the Iron Fists: A blacksmith, played by rapper and the film’s director RZA, leads one clan against another in a war in 19th-century China.  Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu also star.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

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