Annie Awards - Presented by the Hollywood
division of the International Animated Film Society for distinguished
contribution in the film art of animation. The IAFCS is the largest branch
of the ASIFA, the Association Internationale du Film Anime, founded in
1959 in Annecy, France. The Hollywood division founded their awards in
1972 under the direction of famed cartoon voiceover artist June Foray.
The ANNIE recognizes excellence by men and women in the animated film
industry, including the many television animated cartoon flooding the
The brass Annie Award trophy is shaped like a zoetrope. It made its
debut during the ceremony's second year. The first year's trophy was made out of wood and plastic.
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