BURBANK, Calif. - Tuesday 01/26/2016

43RD ANNIE AWARDS ANNOUNCE ROSTER OF PRESENTERS

BURBANK, CA (January 26, 2016) – Saturday, February 6 will mark the 43rd Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in animation. Returning for a second year to present Annie trophies are the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates - actress-songwriters Riki Lindhome and Kate Mucucci. Joining the duo as presenters are actor, producer & director Edward James Olmos with actress Rita Moreno; actor & writer Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) with actress Laraine Newman (Dawn Of The Croods); actors Alexander Garfin and Hadley Belle Miller (“Linus and Lucy” from The Peanuts Movie); actresses Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers) and Phyllis Smith (‘Sadness” from Pixar’s Inside Out); and actor Kevin Michael Richardson and composer Christophe Beck. Watch the Annie Awards live on February 6 at: http://annieawards.org/watch-it-live/.

BURBANK, CA (January 26, 2016) – Saturday, February 6 will mark the 43rd Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in animation. Returning for a second year to present Annie trophies are the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates - actress-songwriters Riki Lindhome and Kate Mucucci. Joining the duo as presenters are actor, producer & director Edward James Olmos with actress Rita Moreno; actor & writer Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) with actress Laraine Newman (Dawn Of The Croods); actors Alexander Garfin and Hadley Belle Miller (“Linus and Lucy” from The Peanuts Movie); actresses Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers) and Phyllis Smith (‘Sadness” from Pixar’s Inside Out); and actor Kevin Michael Richardson and composer Christophe Beck. Watch the Annie Awards live on February 6 at:
http://annieawards.org/watch-it-live/.

“Last year, we thought outside the box a little bit and tried a new ceremony format, with no specific host. Instead, our presenters acted as “mini hosts,” each introducing a block of awards. Happily this proved to be a big success. The ceremony was fun, fast and fantastic, so we are going to do it again!” remarked ASIFA-Hollywood Executive Director, Frank Gladstone. “And, as we have seen over the last several years, our audience, nominees and range of films continues to grow. Exemplified by our new Best Feature-Independent award, the Annies are reaching out to a worldwide and increasingly influential filmmaking community.”

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