Just a quick update, Disney and Pixar have withdrawn from the Annie Awards and their parent organization, the ASIFA.
Ed Catmull, President of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, tells Variety :
"After more than a year of discussions with the ASIFA board, we have regretfully decided to withdraw from the organization and no longer participate in the annual Annie Awards,"
"We believe there is an issue with the way the Annies are judged, and have been seeking a mutually agreeable solution with the board. Although some initial steps have been taken, the board informed us that no further changes would be made to address our concerns."
I'm not too disappointed with Disney and Pixar withdrawing from the Annies, considering all the other awards Pixar can be nominated for besides the Annies.