SpongeBob’s Kenny to Host Annies

Tom Kenny, the voice actor behind SpongeBob SquarePants, will once again be the host for Annie Awards, to be held Jan. 30.

Kenny will be joined at the 36th annual event by a group of distinguished presenters, including animation legend June Foray, actors Brad Garrett (Ratatouille, ‘Til Death), Seth Green (Austin Powers, Robot Chicken), Michael Clarke Duncan (Kung Fu Panda, The Green Mile), James Hong (Kung Fu Panda, Blade Runner), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Ben Burtt (Wall’E) and director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas).

Also, Roy Disney, director emeritus and consultant for The Walt Disney Co. and chairman of the board of Shamrock Holdings, will present the Winsor McCay Award to Pixar’s John Lasseter.

The event will be held this year at UCLA’s Royce Hall.