The 41st Annual Annie Awards, will be hosted by popular comic actor and voice-over star Patrick Warburton, on Feb. 1st, 2014 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
“We are really excited to have Patrick hosting this year’s ceremony,” said ASIFA-Hollywood president, Frank Gladstone. “With his love of animation and deadpan comedic style, we know he will keep the show lively, funny and very entertaining.”
Warburton is best known for his role as Elaine’s boyfriend on Seinfeld and the musclebound blue superhero in the Fox sitcom The Tick, but he has voiced numerous animated characters throughout his career, including shows such as Family Guy, The Venture Brothers, Hercules, and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. He also voiced sorceress Yazma’s (Eartha Kitt) not-too-bright thug assistant in Disney’s feature, The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) as well as features such as Home on the Range, Chicken Little, The Wild and Bee Movie. Last year, he appeared in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted, and next year, he will lend his voice talent in DreamWorks’ Peabody and Sherman movie as well as Disney’s Planes 2: Fire and Rescue.
Tickets for the 41st Annual Annie Awards are on sale now. VIP tickets are $150 for ASIFA-Hollywood members now through December 31, 2013, and will be $200 starting January 1, 2014. Non-members of ASIFA-Hollywood can purchase a VIP ticket for $250. General Admission tickets are $30 and admit you to the Annie Awards Ceremony only and are only sold through UCLA Central Ticket Office, www.uclalive.org, or www.ticketmaster.com. Please visit www.annieawards.org for complete details on purchasing your ticket to the Annies!
Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annies have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. The Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 30 categories ranging from best feature, production design, character animation and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music, editing and voice acting. Entries submitted for consideration were from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or commercially released between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
The 41st Annual Annie Awards will stream live again this year at www.annieawards.org/watch-it-live/.