Tom Kenny Voice of Sponge Bob Square pants to host 38th Annual Annie Awards.
Tom Kenny, the voice of the wildly successful film and television character "Sponge Bob Square pants" is set to host this year's 38th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 5,2011,at UCLA's Royce hall.The black-tie evening begins with a Pre-reception at 5.p.m followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 7.p.m and post-award party immediately following the ceremony.All event will be held at Royce hall."ASIFA-Hollywood is thrilled to have Tom Kenny serve as the host of this year's Annie Awards ",says ASIFA-Hollywood president Antran Manoogian.
"Tom's comedic humor and antics should make for a fun and entertaining Award ceremony".
In honor of the year's best in animation,Kenny will be joined on stage by a lively mix of animation luminaries, celebrity presents and comedic talent including animation .
Legend June Foray, James hong, Danica Mckellar,Kevin Michael Richardson,Mike Hendry,Nika fullrman,Brain Regan , corey Burton,jim cummings, and Jhon Demaggio.This year's winsor Mccay recipients are brad Bird,Eric Goldbery and mart Groening.The Winsor Mccay Award stants as one of the highest honors given to an individual in the animation industry in recognition for career contributions to the art of animation.
Often a predictor of the annual Annie Academy for best animate feature, the Annie honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 25 categories ranging from best feature, production design,character animation and effect animation to story boarding, writing,music and video acting.Entries submitted for consideration were from productions that originally aired were exhibited in an animate festival or commercially released between January 1,2010 to December 31,2010.
Founded in 1972 by ASIFA member and veteran voice talent June forey.The Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past three decades.
Today ASIFA -Hollywood is the largest of an international network of chapters and supports a range of animation intiatives through its membership currently projects include an animation achieve,library and museum,classes,and screening and animating film preservation efforts.
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