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Warner Bros. Animation Celebrates Annie Award Nominees at 3rd Annual Bugs Ball

Notable industry figures join nominated artists for evening of classic cartoon-themed music, refreshments and activities.

Warner Bros. Animation celebrates the 2020 Annie Award nominees at the studio’s 3rd Annual ‘The Bugs Ball,’ held on the Warner Bros. Studio lot's Stage 6 in Burbank, CA. Images ©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

For the third year in a row, Annie Award noms literally had a “ball” this past Friday at Warner Bros. Animation’s 3rd Annual “The Bugs Ball,” as top producers, artists and figures in the animation industry gathered on the Warner Bros. lot to celebrate the 2020 Annie Awards nominees.

Once guests entered the party through a secret “Speakeasy” door in Bugs Bunny’s living room, they were treated to a number of tasty victuals and libations, such as a “Rabbit Hole,” “That’s All Folks,” and “What’s Up Doc,” served from a 25’ Tree Monster bar centerpiece. Party highlights included a custom video wall and DJ booth playing classic Looney Tunes cartoons; custom Bugs Bunny wrapped carnival games; a giant Light Bright installation; and custom screen-printed Bugs Bunny and Tweety T-shirts and tote bags.

Here’s a selection of festive party pics:

Bugs Bunny’s living room serving as the main entrance to The Bugs Ball.

25’ monster tree bar.

Custom video wall and DJ booth playing classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

Giant Light Bright installation.

'Save Bugs’ Carrots” Whac-A-Mole carnival games.

(From L-R) Pete Browngardt (executive producer, ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’), Eric Bauza (voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’) and Sam Register (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series).

Dessert selection included helium filled edible balloons from Fun 4 Events.

Custom cocktail menu featuring drinks such as the 'Rabbit Hole,' 'That’s All folks' and 'What’s Up Doc.'

Annie Award nominees in attendance gathered for a special group photo.

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.