Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Variety to Honor Ramsey Naito, Nick Park and 10 Animators to Watch Class

Variety and Nickelodeon are joining forces again for this year’s “10 Animators to Watch” event in Los Angeles. The July 10 in-person cocktail party and awards ceremony will celebrate creators in the animation space who are leaving their marks on the industry.  

Variety 10 Animators

The event coincides with Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch feature in the July 10 issue, spotlighting the most exciting rising voices in animation. The profiles will dive into the honorees’ creative process and highlight what new projects we can expect to see from them in the future.  

Along with the “10 Animators to Watch” class, Variety will honor Ramsey Naito, President of Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, with the inaugural Executive Impact in Animation award. Variety will also honor Nick Park, director of the upcoming Wallace & Gromit: Vengeance Most Fowl movie, with the 2024 Creative Impact in Animation award.

The event, presented by Nickelodeon, will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, one of the most widely distributed properties in Paramount history, seen in more than 180 markets, translated in 30+ languages, and averaging more than 90 million total viewers every quarter. 

“We are so excited to join Variety again to honor the outstanding artists and creative voices that shape our incredible industry. Thank you, Variety, for your partnership in celebrating another year of animation,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation.

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Originally published: June 26, 2024.

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