By Stephanie Ciccarelli
January 23, 2009
Pat Fraley and Brad Garrett will be co-presenting awards at the Annies this year, hosted by Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob.
Pat shares his thoughts here in this special edition of VOX Daily.
Submitted by Pat Fraley
My pal Brad Garrett and I have been tapped to co-present at the Annie Awards in the categories:
Best Voice Acting in an Animated TV Series and Best Acting in an Animated Film.
They are not scripting us. Am I worried? How easy is my job? I just stand next to Brad and laugh.
Brad and I were working together doing cartoon shows 25 years ago. We did about a years worth of "Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling."
Over the years were worked together on cartoons, to commercials... even sketches live on late night network TV.
I think we work so well together is that I don't compete with him. He is genuinely the greatest comedic man I've ever worked with.
Karl Malden, in reference to his many collaborations with Marlon Brando, once said, "You can't compete with genius, but it's nice to come up it."
If you are interested in attending the Annie Awards, here are the details:
Date: Friday January 30, 2009
Location: UCLA's Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Champagne Reception: 6 p.m.
Award Ceremony: 8 p.m.
Post-award party following the ceremony, black tie optional, hosted by Tom Kenny
General Admission: $25
Discount VIP tickets are available to members of the ASIFA-Hollywood, The Animation Guild, Visual Effects Society, and Women in Animation for $150.
Non-member VIP ticket: $250
To order tickets and for further information, go to annieawards.org
P.S. Interesting Fact: The Annie Awards were founded by legendary voice over actress, June Foray.Related Topics: animation, Annie Awards, awards, Brad Garrett, cartoons, Hollywood, June Foray, Los Angeles, Pat Fraley, SpongeBob, The Annies, Tom Kenny, TV