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Spielberg and Katsuhiro Otmo fested at the Annies

The Annie Awards held its annual ceremony in Los Angeles on February 1st to celebrate the best of the year's animations in TV, film and game. The evening also honours icons of the industry with Winsor McCay awards. Japanese animator Katsuhiro Otomo was one of the recipients. He made manga, the Japanese style of animation, known to the world's audiences after the release and success of his 1988 dystopian sci-film "Akira". SOUNDBITE: Japanese Animator, Katsuhiro Otomo, saying (Japanese): "When I was told I had won this award I was like, 'did I do something special?' as I don't really watch my films, so when I get back to Japan I guess I will have to start." Winsor McCay was a comic strip illustrator who made 10 short animation films between 1911 and 1921. He was a pioneer in his field and was an inspiration to the second recipient of the award in his name, Steven Spielberg. SOUNDBITE: Director Steven Spielberg, saying (English): "I'm

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