Roman’s comment about how much Disney pays its artists got the biggest laugh of the evening.
ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards
Starting at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern, we’re liveblogging the biggest night in American animation.
“Inside Out” leads the way with 14 nominations.
Disney’s “Big Hero 6” was the big winner tonight at the 13th annual VES Awards, sweeping all five of the animated feature categories.
Watch animation’s biggest awards show live on Cartoon Brew tonight.
Laika’s “The Boxtrolls” topped the noms with a total of thirteen; the awards will be handed out January 31, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.
Don Lusk turns 101 years old today and Willis Pyle turned 100 a few months ago. It’s time to honor them with a Winsor McCay Award.
Hands down the most entertaining speech at the Annie Awards tonight was delievered by animator and director Phil Tippett (“Return of the Jedi,” “RoboCop,” “Jurassic Park”) who received a Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement. After telling stories of a Steven Spielberg vomiting episode and warning audiences that he himself might projectile vomit on them due to a bad batch of hummus at the pre-award ceremony, he ended his speech with this modest but resonant piece of advice.
The 40th Annual Annie Awards were livestreamed on Saturday night.