Oh no she didn’t!

11005661_10203759928854223_737989584_n[1]As more pictures come in from the Annie Red Carpet, some aren’t quite what I expected. Too funny!

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Ron Clements & John Musker

Ron Clements & John Musker

Ron Clements and John Muskar, are the men behind such classics as, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet the Frog and the Princess, and more. Besides having amazing films to their names, the two are a hilarious comedy duo. During their award presentations, they had the audience laughing at every turn. But what surprised me the  most was when these two incredibly talented men, stood out on the Annie stage, and thanked me for all my years of announcing. I really didn’t think anyone noticed, but did they proved me wrong. I can’t thank them enough for their kind words. I am sincerely touched. I look forward to seeing them again next year and honestly, I hope I get to work with them in between!

Whatta Doll

I just have to mention this guy Sabrina and I met on the red carpet.

Boxtrolls

Boxtrolls

We didn’t catch his name because he was so busy talking about his incredible doll, Winnie from Boxtrolls. (I think he is either one of the creators or puppeteers, such was his enthusiasm.) I have never seen or felt a doll like this! It looks solid, but feels sort of  like modeling clay. Every party of her, from dress, to arms and legs, to hair, can be moved and will hold that position. Perfect for posing for stop motion animation.  Here Dee Bradley Baker, the voice of Fish, is holding his doll.

Dee with Fish

Dee with Fish

That is my dream, to actually hold the characters I play. Crazy enough, I have been heard to exclaim, “Look Mom! I’m a plush toy!”

Guess who’s coming to the Annies?!

The fun happens this weekend!

The fun happens this weekend!

Seth Green -Star of film, TV and Robot Chicken,   Sharlto Copley -King Stefan from Maleficent,  Richard ShermanDisney Legend  (and the man who wrote the songs to It’s A Small World as well as the series I just did), and Garfunkel and Oates -A comedy–folk duo, are just a few of the amazingly talented people I will be meeting (and introducing) at the Annie Awards this weekend! Not to mention all the awesome nominees…click “Annie” to see a complete list of nominees.

2015 sketch of my Red Carpet Dress

Design by Alina Pizzano

Design by Alina Pizzano

I am very excited about this year’s Annie Awards dress and working again with designer Alina Pizzano. We’re delving in blue.

New Year

Photo by Bonnie Burrow

Photo by Bonnie Burrow

The end of  2014 brought a McDonalds commercial and a looping gig on a movie. A fun year in all, but I am looking forward to 2015! This will be my 10th year announcing the Annie Awards. In the next day I will be posting the sketches for this year’s red carpet dress….

Animation's Highest Honor

Animation’s Highest Honor

Woohoo! Just been confirmed as the Announcer for the Annie Awards on January 31, 2015. This will be my 10th anniversary! With all the great animated shows and movies this year, I’m looking forward to a great event!