For the past 37 years, The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has produced The Annie Awards. The Annies have grown from a small gathering of "old timers" at the bar of the Sportsman's Lodge to being animation's highest honor, a high profile event widely seen as a precursor to the Oscar picks. This year's Annie honorees include Tim Burton, Bruce Timm and Jeffrey Katzenberg; and the host for the evening is William Shatner. The ceremony takes place at Royce Hall, UCLA on Saturday February 6th.
Hollywood may sometimes seem like a private party without your name on the guest list, but the animation community is totally different. Anyone who loves animation is welcome to attend the Annies, and tickets start at just $25. The event is sure to sell out this year, so order your tickets soon if you plan to attend.
After the jump is a fun little video starring Spongebob Squarepants and voice actor Tom Kenny that screened at last year's Annie Awards… "Spongebob and Tom's Best Day Ever!"
See you at the Annies!