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The World Animation and VFX Summit Awards Gala in Photos

7th World Animation and VFX Summit
7th World Animation and VFX Summit

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The World Animation and VFX Summit Awards Gala in Photos

The 7th World Animation and VFX Summit got off to a festive start Sunday night with a gorgeous gala honoring the 2019 Hall of Fame Game Changer award winners. Held at North Hollywood hotel The Garland, right in the heart of “Toon Town,” the inspiring — and, most importantly, fun! — ceremony and cocktail reception sponsored by Nickelodeon preceded two days of panels, networking opportunities and screenings during the 2019 Summit.

This year’s Hall of Fame Game Changer honorees are:

  • Jill Culton, writer and director of DreamWorks/Pearl’s Abominable

    Award presented by producer Suzanne Buirgy (Abominable)

  • Sergio Pablos, writer and director of SPA and Netflix feature Klaus

    Award presented by Melissa Cobb, VP of Original Animation, Netflix

  • Adina Pitt, Cartoon Network’s VP of acquisitions and co-productions

    Award presented by Rob Sorcher, global chief content officer, Cartoon Network

  • SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon’s blockbuster animated hit

    Award presented to Bill Faggerback (voice of Patrick) by Kelley Gardner, exec of current series, Nickelodeon

  • Marlon West, head of effects animation, Frozen II

    Award presented by veteran director, producer and animator Bruce W. Smith (The Proud Family)

  • Mike Young, veteran animation producer and Splash Entertainment and Kabillion co-founder/partner

    Award presented by Sarah Finn; exec director, production, Disney TV Animation

Learn more at www.animationmagazine.net/summit.

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