The fish story Finding Nemo took top honours on Saturday (07FEB04) at the animation industry's 31st annual ANNIE AWARDS.

The film, co-produced by PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS and Walt Disney, scooped nine awards, including Best Theatrical Feature, Best Directing and Best Voice Acting.

The movie tells the tale of a clown fish who searches Australia's Great Barrier Reef for his lost son, encountering a hip-talking group of turtles and a trio of remorseful sharks along the way.

Finding Nemo beat off competition from Disney's BROTHER BEAR and Warner BROS' LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION and also captured the Best Music and Best Writing prizes.

The film was the highest grossing film in 2003, reaping GBP189 million at the American box office and more than GBP444 million worldwide to date.

09/02/2004 03:12