Tintin” wins Producers Guild Award for animation

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The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn

The Adven­tures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn

Steven Spielberg’s “The Adven­tures of Tintin” was named Sat­ur­day night as the win­ner of the Pro­duc­ers Guild of Amer­ica Pro­ducer of the Year Award in Ani­mated The­atri­cal Motion Pictures.

Besides Spiel­berg, the film’s fel­low pro­duc­ers, Peter Jack­son and Kath­leen Kennedy, were sin­gled out for recog­ni­tion. Although Spiel­berg accepted the stat­uette with Kennedy, Jack­son was not in atten­dance at the 23rd annual PGA Awards gala, held at the Bev­erly Hilton Hotel.

The 3D motion-capture The Adven­tures of Tintin won out in the cat­e­gory over Cars 2 (Pro­ducer: Denise Ream), Kung Fu Panda 2 (Pro­ducer: Melissa Cobb), Puss in Boots (Pro­duc­ers: Joe M. Aguilar and Lat­ifa Ouaou) and Rango (Pro­duc­ers: John B. Carls and Gore Verbinski).

Spiel­berg received the David O. Selznick Achieve­ment Award in The­atri­cal Motion Pic­tures as well. Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion head Jef­frey Katzen­berg, the award’s pre­sen­ter, said of Spiel­berg, “He’s a great sto­ry­teller. He’s main­tained a deep affin­ity with his audiences.”

In the new cat­e­gory of Children’s Pro­grams, the ani­mated shows Dora the Explorer and Sponge­Bob Squarepants (both Nick­elodeon) and Phineas and Ferb (Dis­ney Chan­nel) lost to the live-action Sesame Street (PBS). Because Children’s Pro­grams is a new cat­e­gory, pro­duc­ers were not sin­gled out this year.

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