26th Annie Awards

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26th
Annie Awards

November 13, 1998


Best Feature Film:
Mulan


Best Primetime Television Program:
The Simpsons


Best Daytime Television Program:
The New Batman/Superman Adventures

<i>The New Batman/Superman Adventures</i> US animated television series

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.

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Best Home Video Production:
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero


Best Short Subject:
Geri's Game

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

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.

<i>Mulan</i> (1998 film) 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation

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.

Production categories

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.

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Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (Double-dagger-14-plain.png).

Outstanding Animated Short Subject
Outstanding Animated Television Commercial
Outstanding Animated Interactive Production
Outstanding Animated Interstitial, Promotional Production or Title Sequence

Outstanding individual achievements in Film

Outstanding Achievement in Directing
Outstanding Achievement in Producing
Outstanding Achievement in Effects Animation
Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Male
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Female
Outstanding Achievement in Writing
Outstanding Achievement in Production Design
Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding

Outstanding individual achievements in Television

Outstanding Achievement in Directing
Outstanding Achievement in Producing
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Male
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Female
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Outstanding Achievement in Writing
Outstanding Achievement in Production Design
Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding

Juried Awards

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.

<i>Lady and the Tramp</i> 1955 American animated romantic musical comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney

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.

<i>Sleeping Beauty</i> (1959 film) 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney

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

Multiple wins and nominations

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