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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Claims High Score At Annie Awards

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Writers Phil Johnston (R) and Jennifer Lee, winners of the Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production for their work on 'Wreck-It Ralph' attend the 40th Annual Annie Awards after party held at Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus on February 2, 2013 in Westwood, California. (credit: Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)

Writers Phil Johnston (R) and Jennifer Lee, winners of the Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production for their work on ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ attend the 40th Annual Annie Awards after party held at Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus on February 2, 2013 in Westwood, California. (credit: Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walt Disney’s video-game romp “Wreck-It Ralph” has won top animation honors at the Annie Awards.

The comedy hit about a video-game villain who wants to turn hero was named best animated feature at Saturday night’s Annies, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. “Wreck-It Ralph” won out over a field that included “Brave,” ”Frankenweenie,” ”ParaNorman” and “Hotel Transylvania.”

With a voice cast led by John C. Reilly, “Wreck-It Ralph” dominated the film categories, also winning Annies for director Rich Moore, voice co-star Alan Tudyk and for its music and screenplay.

Among live-action films, “The Avengers” won the Annie for animated effects and “Life of Pi” won for character animation.

On the TV side, an episode of “Robot Chicken” won for best general audience animated show.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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