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The Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, will be presenting the 36th Annual Annie Awards a week from Friday, January 30, 2009, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Westwood, California. The evening begins with a pre-reception at 6 p.m. followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 8 p.m. and post award party at 10 p.m. Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) will once again be hosting. Presenters include voice actress June Foray, director Henry Selick (Coraline), actors Brad Garrett (Ratatouille), Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Michael Clarke Duncan (Kung Fu Panda), James Hong (Kung Fu Panda), Donald Faison (The Boondocks), and Ben Burtt (Wall-E). Presenting the Winsor McCay award to Pixar’s John Lasseter will be Roy Disney.

General Admission Tickets are $25. VIP tickets, which include the pre-reception and post awards party are $250. Discount VIP Tickets for ASIFA-Hollywood, The Animation Guild, Visual Effects Society and Women in Animation Members are $150. To order tickets or for further information, visit

Cartoon Brew will give away a pair of VIP tickets to four lucky winners in a contest on Friday. Check back here tomorrow (1/23) at 9am (Pacific Time) for details.

  • Paul N

    When did voting take place? I’ve been a member for over 10 years, and never got a notice this year about voting being open.

  • Tom Pope

    $250? Yipes.

  • Steve Gattuso

    Paul N, you should have received an e-mail giving you the link to the voting page, as well as your account and password. Voting is concluded on the 23rd, so there is still time to correct the problem if you did not get one.

  • EatRune

    Any chance that clips of this ceremony will end up on Youtube? I kinda wish the Annies were telecast or even webcast. :D

  • EatRune – Plans are being made to have portions of the Annie ceremony webcast on Asifa-Hollywood’s website.

  • Pedro Nakama

    Anybody else having problems voting online? It would be worth going to the ceremonies to find the person who created the online ballot and punching them in the mouth. That might even liven up the show.

  • Steve Gattuso

    I felt there were some design errors in the page, specifically in those categories like storyboards where you had to look through each submission individually. But since this isn’t a web design blog I’ll save the discussion for the next board meeting.