'Wreck-It Ralph' wins 5 Annie Awards

'Wreck-It Ralph' the Oscar-nominated Disney feature about a video game villain who longs to be good has picked up five prestigious awards at the 40th Annie Awards held at  UCLA's Royce Hall, including best animated film of 2012.

The film, which stars John C. Reilly as Ralph, swept the board by also winning the awards for best director (Rich Moore);  best voice acting (Alan Tudyk as King Candy);  best screenplay (Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee) and best music.

John C. Reilly (Credit: Wenn)
Disney also won the best short film award for another Academy Award nominee,  'Paperman', while awards also went to Andy Hayes, Carl Hooper and David Lipton for animated effects in animated production for 'Rise of the Guardians,' and Jerome Platteaux, John Sigurdson, Ryan Hopkins, Raul Essig and Mark Chataway for animated effects in a live action production for 'The Avengers.'

During the same ceremony, the Winsor McCay Award for career contributions to animation went to Terry Gilliam, Oscar Grillo and Mark Henn.

'Wreck-It Ralph' has just opened in the UK.