Five animated films up for second Comedy Awards

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The Comedy Awards

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Cars 2,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Puss In Boots,” “Rango” and “Rio” have been nominated in the Animated Comedy Film category of the Comedy Awards 2012, the second annual blockbuster event dedicated to celebrating all that is funny.

Additionally, James Bobin is one of five nominees in the Comedy Director (Film) category for helming the partly animated The Muppets.

Up for Animated Comedy Series are Archer, Family Guy, The Life & Times of Tim, The Simpsons and South Park.

All nominees were selected by the Comedy Awards’ Board of Directors, comprised of such comedy industry luminaries as Carol Burnett, Conan O’Brien, Joan Rivers and Lily Tomlin. An invitation-only body of comedy writers, producers, directors, and other industry movers and shakers will select the winners.

This historic, one-night-only celebration will honor the most talented writers, directors, actors and stand-ups who provided the laugh track to our lives this past year: the pioneers who pushed boundaries; the TV shows that we rushed home for; the movies that are etched into our collective pop-culture memory; the stand-up comedians and the viral videos that make us laugh every day.

The Comedy Awards will take place Saturday, April 28 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The show will premiere Sunday, May 6 on Comedy Central.

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