Blockbuster Wallace And Gromit: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT leads the nominations at the 2006 Annie Awards, picking up 15 nods, including Best Feature.

The latest tale about inventor WALLACE and his intellectually-superior dog GROMIT will fight Chicken Little, Corpse Bride, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE and Madagascar for the coveted Best Animated Feature gong at the International Animated Film Society's 4 February (06) ceremony.

Wallace And Gromit is also up in directing, writing, storyboarding, effects, music and character design categories, while the movie's voiceovers Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Sallis and Nicholas Smith are all up for voice acting awards.