November 13, 1998
Best Feature Film:
Best Primetime Television Program:
Best Daytime Television Program:
The New Batman/Superman Adventures
The New Batman/Superman Adventures is a name given to a package series that combined Superman: The Animated Series with Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It aired from 1997–2000 on Kids' WB. Each half-hour episode in the hour-and-one-half block featured either a single repeat from the original Superman: The Animated Series run, the original Batman: The Animated Series run, or a brand new story featuring Batman made specifically for this series, drawn in an animation style to match Superman: The Animated Series. These new stories focus more on Batman's supporting cast and introduced new characters such as Tim Drake. The two animated universes were united in the Superman episode "World's Finest", which tells the story of Batman and Superman's first meeting. The new Batman episodes that began airing in the Fall 1997 season were later released as a DVD box set of Batman: The Animated Series as Volume 4. New Superman episodes that later aired in the Fall 1998 season and onward are now considered to be the third season of Superman: The Animated Series.
Best Home Video Production:
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
Best Short Subject:
The 26th Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood to honor outstanding achievements in the field of animation in 1998. Mulan almost swept all film awards, winning 10 awards from its 12 nominations, including Outstanding Animated Theatrical Feature. The Simpsons won its sixth consecutive award on Outstanding Animated Television Program.
The International Animated Film Association is an international non-profit organization founded in 1960 in Annecy, France, by the best known animation artists of the time such as the Canadian animator, Norman McLaren. There are now more than 30 chapters of the Association located in many countries of the world.
ASIFA-Hollywood, an American non-profit organization in Los Angeles, California, United States, is a branch member of the "Association Internationale du Film d'Animation" or "ASIFA". Its purpose is to promote the art of film animation in a variety of ways, including its own archive and an annual awards presentation, the Annie Awards. It is also known as the International Animated Film Society.
Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, and was Disney's 36th animated feature. It was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, with story by Robert D. San Souci and screenplay by Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Sanders, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, and Raymond Singer. Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer and BD Wong star in the English version, while Jackie Chan provided the voice of Captain Li Shang for the Chinese dubs of the film. The film's plot takes place in China during the Han dynasty, where Fa Mulan, daughter of aged warrior Fa Zhou, impersonates a man to take her father's place during a general conscription to counter a Hun invasion.
The Outstanding Animated Television Program was split into two competitive categories: Outstanding Animated Primetime or Late Night Television Program and Outstanding Animated Daytime Television Program. The award Outstanding Animated Television Commercial was awarded for the first time since 21st Annie Awards ceremony.
The Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production is an Annie Award, awarded annually to the best animated television show. In 1998 the award was split into two categories, Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Daytime Television Program and Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Primetime or Late Night Television Program, but was eventually combined into one category again. In 2008, the award received an offshoot category, the Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production for Children. This category will be listed here until it becomes a permanent establishment.
The 21st Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association to honor outstanding achievements in the animation field in 1992.
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (
Winsor McCay Award
Recognition for career contributions to the art of animation
The Winsor McCay Award is given to individuals in recognition of lifetime or career contributions in animation. The award is presented at the annual Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. The award was established in 1972, and is named in honor of pioneer animator Winsor McCay.
Eyvind Earle was an American artist, author and illustrator, noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rahr West Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University Art Museum have purchased Earle's works for their permanent collections. His works have also been shown in many one-man exhibitions throughout the world.
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on June 22, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 15th Disney animated feature film, it was the first animated feature filmed in the CinemaScope widescreen film process. Based on "Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog," by Ward Greene, Lady and the Tramp tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male stray mixed-breed dog called the Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on many romantic adventures and fall in love.
Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault. The 16th Disney animated feature film, it was released to theaters on January 29, 1959, by Buena Vista Distribution. This was the last Disney adaptation of a fairy tale for some years because of its initial mixed critical reception and underperformance at the box office; the studio did not return to the genre until 30 years later, after Walt Disney died in 1966, with the release of The Little Mermaid (1989).
June Foray Award
Recognition of benevolent/charitable impact on the art and industry of animation
Certificate of Merit
Recognition for service to the art, craft and industry of animation
The following twenty productions received multiple nominations:
The following three productions received multiple awards:
June Foray was an American voice actress who was best known as the voice of such animated characters as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Lucifer from Disney's Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who, Jokey Smurf, Granny from the Warner Bros. cartoons directed by Friz Freleng, Grammi Gummi from Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears series, and Magica De Spell, among many others.
The Daytime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the New York–based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. Ceremonies generally are held in May or June.
Alf Heiberg Clausen is an American film and television composer. He is best known for his work scoring many episodes of The Simpsons, of which he had been the sole composer between 1990 and 2017. Clausen has scored or orchestrated music for more than 30 films and television shows, including Moonlighting, The Naked Gun, ALF and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Clausen received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1996.
Ian Howes Maxtone-Graham is an American television writer and producer. He has written for Saturday Night Live (1992–1995) and The Simpsons (1995–2012), as well as serving as a co-executive producer and consulting producer for the latter.
Glen Murakami is a Japanese American animator, animation director and producer best known for his work on Batman Beyond, Teen Titans, Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. First given out in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the "Emmy Awards" until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremony was held in 1974 and the word "prime time" was added to distinguish between the two.
Tony Bancroft is an American animator and film director who frequently collaborates with Disney. He is founder and owner of the faith-driven animation company Toonacious Family Entertainment. Tony currently serves as the Executive VP Creative Development and Production for DivideNine Animation Studios.
Lindsey Pollard is an animator from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Her work as an animation director on the children's Cartoon Network series Camp Lazlo garnered three Pulcinella awards, two Emmy nominations, and a 2007 Emmy win. In 1994, she received The Grand Prize Norman McLaren Award and won "Best Animation" in the Montreal World Film Festival for her student film The Chain Letter. As a member of The Emily Carr Institute Alumni, she received The Emily Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in 2008. Lindsey was an assistant director on The Simpsons Movie and a timer on My Gym Partner's A Monkey, The Simpsons, Drawn Together, The Fairly OddParents, The Oblongs, Baby Blues, The Cramp Twins, and Mission Hill. She is currently a retake director on the Emmy award winning hit series Family Guy.
Sherry Gunther is an American producer known for her work in animation. While at Klasky Csupo, Gunther worked on the television series Duckman, Rugrats, and early seasons of The Simpsons, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1991. She was made senior vice president of production at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1995. Under Hanna-Barbera President Fred Seibert she oversaw production of Turner Entertainment programs such as Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and the World Premiere Toons. Sherry then went on to Produce Family Guy and to found Twentieth Television's first in-house Prime-Time animation studio, and produced countless Prime-Time pilots for Imagine Television, Touchstone Television, Twentieth Television, Fox, and Carsey Warner. She also produced theatrical shorts of Looney Tunes for Warner Bros. Sherry has received four additional Primetime Emmy nominations, Festival Awards, and a Humanitas Award. a Daytime Emmy Award, two CableACE Award nominations, and a Humanitas Prize.
The 20th Annie Awards was the first Annie Awards ceremony which recognized the achievement of animation in film and television as a whole. For two decades, the awards ceremony only recognized individual achievement. The ceremony honored the outstanding accomplishments in animation in 1991.
The 22nd Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association to honor outstanding achievements in animation in 1993-1994. The Lion King won the most number of awards with three, including Best Animated Feature. The Nightmare Before Christmas followed with two. The Simpsons won its third consecutive award for Best Animated Television Program.
The 23rd Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association to honor outstanding achievements in animation in 1995. Pocahontas led the nominations with 7 and won 4 awards, including Best Animated Feature. The Simpsons won its fourth consecutive award for Best Animated Television Program.
The 24th Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association to honor outstanding achievements in animation in 1996. The Hunchback of Notre Dame led the nominations with 13. Toy Story won 7 awards out of its 8 nominations. The Simpsons won Best Animated Television Program for the fifth time in a row.
The 25th Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association to honor outstanding achievements in animation in 1997. Cats Don't Dance led the nominations with 8 and won two awards, including Best Animated Feature, the first Non-Disney film to win it. Disney's Hercules and Fox's The Simpsons won the most awards with four. The Simpsons won its Best Animated Television Program fifth time in a row.
The 28th Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood to honor outstanding achievements in the field of animation in 2000.
The Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production is an Annie Award, given annually to a non-theatrical animated production since 2011.