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Annie Awards 2015: How To Train Your Dragon 2 wins best animation prize

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 has secured its claim to this year’s best animated feature Oscar by taking top honors at the 42nd Annie Awards at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Royce Hall.

The DreamWorks sequel was named best feature at the event, which honored 2014’s best achievements in animation.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 also took home awards for Dean DeBlois’s direction, feature character design, storyboarding and music.

The Lego Movie won a writing award, while Ben Kingsley was recognised for his voice work in The Boxtrolls.

Feast, the short film that precedes Disney’s Big Hero 6 in cinemas, was named best animated short subject.How To Train Your Dragon 2 Annie Awards 2015

Based on the book series by Britain’s Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon 2 follows the adventures of a young Viking called Hiccup and his pert dragon Toothless.

It won the Golden Globe for best animated feature and is up for the same awards at the Oscars and the BAFTAs.

The original How to Train Your Dragon was named best animated feature at the 2011 Annies but lost out at the Oscars to Toy Story 3.

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