Walt Disney Animation Studios dominated the 37th annual Annie Award nominations announced Tuesday morning with 17 nods, including eight for “The Princess and the Frog” and nine for its upcoming ABC TV special, “Prep and Landing.

The Annie Awards are presented by the International Animated Film Society and honor the best in animated features, television, productions, commercials, short subjects and individual achievements in the field of animation.

The traditional 2-D animated “Princess and the Frog” was nominated for best animated feature, as well as earning individual nominations for animated effects, character animation, production design and voice acting.

Joining “Princess” in the best animated feature category are “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” “Coraline,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Secret of Kells” and “Up.”

The winners will be announced Feb. 6 at a ceremony at Royce Hall at UCLA.

Best Animated Feature
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” Sony Pictures Animation;
“Coraline,” Laika;
“Fantastic Mr. Fox,” 20th Century Fox;
“The Princess and the Frog,” Walt Disney Animation Studios;
“The Secret of the Kells,” Cartoon Saloon;
“Up,” Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Television Production

“Glenn Martin, DDS,” Torante, Cuppa Coffee Studios & Roger Communications;
“Merry Madagascar,” DreamWorks Animation;
“Prep and Landing,” ABC Family/Walt Disney Animation Studios;

“The Simpsons,” Gracie Films

Voice Acting in a Television Production

Danny Jacobs, Voice of King Julien, “Merry Madagascar,” DreamWorks Animation;
Nicky Jones, Voice of Chowder, “Chowder: The Dinner Theatre,” Cartoon Network Studios;
Tom Kenny, Voice of SpongeBob, “SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square,” Nickelodeon;
Dwight Schultz, Voice of Mung Daal, “Chowder: The Party Cruise,: Cartoon Network Studios;
Willow Smith, Voice of Abby, “Merry Madagascar,” DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production

Jen Cody, Voice of Charlotte, “The Princess and the Frog,” Walt Disney Animation;
Dawn French, Voice of Miss Forcible, “Coraline,” Laika;
Hugh Laurie, Voice of Dr. Cockroach Ph.D., “Monsters vs. Aliens,” DreamWords Animation;
John Leguizamo, Voice of Sid, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur,” Blue Sky Studios;
Jennifer Lewis, Voice of Mama Odie, “The Princess and the Frog,” Walt Disney Animation

From an article by Susan King of the Los Angeles Times