Pixar dominates 43rd Annie Awards nominations

The 43rd Annie Awards has announced this year's nominees on Tuesday, with 'Inside Out' taking the lead.

Produced by Pixar Animation Studios', 'Inside Out' has earned 14 nominations, including best animated feature and best character design.

This 3D animated comedy is set in the mind of a young girl, where five personified emotions-Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - try to lead her through life.

Besides, Pixar Animation Studios owned by Disney, seems to have dominated the nominations with its 'The Good Dinosaur' receiving ten, including Character Animation in a Feature Production.

Directed by Peter Sohn, this film features an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Other nominees for the best animated feature include 'Anomalisa', 'Snoopy: The Peanuts Movie' and 'Shaun the Sheep'.

This year's Annie Awards has added a new category - best independent animated feature . 'The Boy and the Beast' and 'When Marnie Was There' are among the inaugural nominees.

The awards are set to be handed out on February 6th at UCLA's Royce Hall.

Founded in 1972, the Annie Award is an American award for accomplishments in animation.

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