Tuesday, February 3
February 2, 2009
It was a big weekend for DreamWorks for more reasons than the big Super Bowl 3D extravaganza. On Friday night at the Annie Awards -- the awards given to animators by animators -- Kung Fu Panda dominated. It received 11 awards for all its 11 nominations. On Monday, we celebrated the way we always do, with champagne for all! Jefferey Katzenberg called on the producers to give a speech about their experience that night. My two favorite anecdotes: our animators are better looking and have sexier accents than the competition (in the words of the director's wife, they're HOT), and once Kung Fu Panda started winning, people finally felt confident enough to say they liked KFP better than Wall-E in voices louder than a whisper.