"Up," "Princess" Vie for Annie Top Prize

In this film publicity image released by Columbia/Sony Pictures Animation, characters Sam Sparks, voiced by Anna Faris, and Flint Lockwood, voiced by Bill Hader, are shown in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs."
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The travel adventure "Up," the musical fairy tale "The Princess and the Frog" and the storybook adaptations "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" are competing for top honors at the Annie Awards.

Also in the running for best animated feature are the dark family tale "Coraline" and the Irish adventure "The Secret of Kells."

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"The Princess and the Frog" has a leading eight nominations, including three of the five slots for individual character animation, and two of the five slots for voice acting for co-stars Jen Cody and Jennifer Lewis.

Winners for the awards from the International Animated Film Society will be announced at a ceremony Feb. 6.