LOS ANGELES – The claymation buddy film "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" scored a leading 15 nominations Monday, including best feature, for the 33rd annual Annie Awards.
The awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society, recognize the year's best in animation from film, television, commercials and short subjects.
Other contenders for best animated feature include "Chicken Little," "Corpse Bride," "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Madagascar."
"Wallace & Gromit" garnered nominations for directing, writing, storyboarding, effects, music, character design and best animated feature.
The film dominated the voice acting category, with its four lead actors — Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Sallis and Nicholas Smith — all earning nods.
Competing for the top honor in the animated television category are "Avatar: The Last Airbender," "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," "My Life as a Teenage Robot," "Star Wars: Close Wars II" and "The Batman."
The Annie Awards will be presented Feb. 4.