Now in their 38th year, the Annie Awards honour excellence in 26 categories in the field of animation and are presented by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. The awards will be presented on Saturday February 5 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Among the fearsome beasts that Perseus encounters on his perilous journey to defeat Hades in Clash of the Titans are giant scorpion-like creatures known as Scorpiochs. Six of these creatures take part in one of the film’s main battle scenes – a 15-foot fighter, two 30-foot fighters, two 40-foot travellers and a 60-foot mother.The battle evolved from being three separate battles to one huge six-minute-long fight sequence, consisting of 97 shots involving photorealistic CG creatures interacting in a highly complex fight scene.
Miles is an Emmy and VES award-winning character animator whose long credit list includes Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Golden Compass and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as well as numerous television and commercials projects. As animation supervisor on Hallmark’s DINOTOPIA, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects and a VES Award for Best Character Animation in a Live Action Televised Program.
“We’re very proud of Quentin’s nomination for the Annie Awards' first ever Character Animation in a Live-Action Production award,” said Antony Hunt, managing director of Cinesite. “He’s one of the industry’s leading character animators and his work on the Scorpioch battle sequence was outstanding.”