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Photos: Warner Bros. Animation’s Bugs Ball Recap

“The Bugs Ball,” Warner Bros. Animation’s special event at Warner Bros. Studios celebrating this year’s Annie Award nominees on Friday, February 1, 2019.
“The Bugs Ball,” Warner Bros. Animation’s special event at Warner Bros. Studios celebrating this year’s Annie Award nominees on Friday, February 1, 2019.

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Photos: Warner Bros. Animation’s Bugs Ball Recap

On Friday, February 1, the top producers, artists and figures in the animation industry gathered on the Warner Bros. lot to celebrate the nominees of the 2019 Annie Awards as Warner Bros. Animation hosted its 2nd Annual “Bugs Ball.”

Highlights of the event included:

  • Custom-crafted Bugs Bunny cotton candy.
  • A scene from the classic Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short Rabbit of Seville was brought to life with a special photo pop-up.
  • Roadrunner and Coyote VR photo booth.
  • Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck phone cases which guests were allowed to custom print onsite.
  • Custom screen-printed Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig T-shirts.
  • Special performance set from legendary hip hop producer DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) featuring a “Bugs Ball” mix of classic cartoon theme songs.
“The Bugs Ball,” Warner Bros. Animation’s special event at Warner Bros. Studios celebrating this year’s Annie Award nominees on Friday, February 1, 2019.

“The Bugs Ball,” Warner Bros. Animation’s special event at Warner Bros. Studios celebrating this year’s Annie Award nominees on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Photo pop-up inspired by the classic Looney Tunes cartoon short Rabbit of Seville

Photo pop-up inspired by the classic Looney Tunes cartoon short Rabbit of Seville

Food options for the night included an assortment of baos from Baohaus

Food options for the night included an assortment of baos from Baohaus

Guests enjoyed custom cocktails themed to legendary Warner Bros. animators such as Tex Avery and Bob Clampett.

Guests enjoyed custom cocktails themed to legendary Warner Bros. animators such as Tex Avery and Bob Clampett.

Dessert selection included hand-rolled ice cream treats from Chelo Creamery

Dessert selection included hand-rolled ice cream treats from Chelo Creamery

L-R: Sam Register (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series), and Frank Gladstone (Executive Director, ASIFA Hollywood).

L-R: Sam Register (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series), and Frank Gladstone (Executive Director, ASIFA Hollywood).

L-R: Annie Award voice acting nominees Tara Strong (Unikitty) and Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat) alongside voice performer E.G. Daily (Rugrats).

L-R: Annie Award voice acting nominees Tara Strong (Unikitty) and Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat) alongside voice performer E.G. Daily (Rugrats).

Annie Award nominees in attendance gathered for a special group photo.

Annie Award nominees in attendance gathered for a special group photo.

Eric Bauza, who voices Bugs Bunny in the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons, enjoying special Bugs Bunny cotton candy from Vita Perfetta

Eric Bauza, who voices Bugs Bunny in the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons, enjoying special Bugs Bunny cotton candy from Vita Perfetta

Main entrance to “The Bugs Ball”

Main entrance to “The Bugs Ball”

Custom screen-printing done by Family Industries

Custom screen-printing done by Family Industries

Sam Register (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series) welcomes the attendees and offers a toast to the Annie Award nominees.

Sam Register (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series) welcomes the attendees and offers a toast to the Annie Award nominees.

Legendary DJ and producer DJ Nu-Mark kept the dance floor full all night.

Legendary DJ and producer DJ Nu-Mark kept the dance floor full all night.

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