I hate tooting my own horn, but the news that hit me today means so much to me that I have to mention it.
As most of you know, the Annie Awards (awarded by ASIFA-Hollywood) are the Academy Awards of animation.
Today ASIFA-Hollywood has announced this year’s slate of recipients for its Juried Awards honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation.
I was stunned to learn that I am being awarded the June Foray Award (the award for significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation).
There is no honor that could mean more to me and no award that could excite me more that this one.
And of course, I would not have gotten it if it weren't for all the animation historians who helped me tremendously throughout the years and who carry on supporting me today.
I am humbled and just really, really happy. I hope to see some of you at the official ceremony on February 3, 2018 in Los Angeles.