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Watch LIVE Streaming of 2018 Annie Awards on February 3, 2018!

Published on: 3rd February, 2018

On Sat Feburary 3, 2018, award-winning teen film critic and animation director Perry S. Chen will attend the 2018 Annie Awards for Animation with his mom & producer Dr. Zhu Shen, as usual, to celebrate the best in animation at the UCLA Royce Hall.  They will interview the Who’s Who in the world of animation today.  Often a predictor of the annual Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 36 categories ranging from best feature, best feature – independent, production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music, editing and voice acting.

Perry Chen with 2017 Animated Short Annie Award winners & Oscar winners “Piper” director Alan Barillaro (L) and producer Marc Sondheimer at 2017 Annie Awards (photo by Zhu Shen)


Perry Chen with Oscar-winning, Annie Awards-winning Pixar director of Inside Out, Pete Docter (M) and his autographed DVD at 2016 Annie Awards (photo by Zhu Shen)


Perry watch Oscar-nominated animation short “The Dam Keeper” co-director Dice Tsutsumi draw for him at 2015 Annie Awards (photo by Zhu Shen)


Perry Chen with Oscar-winning, Annie-winning animation short “Feast” director Patrick Osborne & producer Kristina Reed at 2015 Annie Awards red carpet (photo by Zhu Shen)


Perry Chen with Oscar-nominated and Annie Award-winning”How to Train Your Dragon 2″ director Dean DeBlois and Producer Bonnie Arnold at 2015 Annie Awards for Animation (photo by Zhu Shen)

2012 Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning How to Train Your Dragon co-directors Dean DeBlois (L) Chris Sanders (R) producer Bonnie Arnold (M) with Perry Chen at 2012 Annie Awards red carpet (photo by Zhu Shen)




Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June FOray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. Full list of nominees are here:

You can enjoy the fun and celebration by watching the Annie Awards LIVE, starting at 7 pm, Sat Feburary 3, 2018 here. This is the first year we are sharing the LIVE stream on our website, enjoy: live


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Cheers to the imagination in the art of animation!

About Perry Chen:

Perry S. Chen is a 17-year-old award-winning film and entertainment critic, artist, animator, TEDx speaker, and entertainment personality, currently in 11th grade from San Diego.  He started reviewing movies at age 8 in 3rd grade using a kid-friendly starfish rating system, and has been featured in CBS, NPR, NBC, CNN, CCTV (China Central Television), Variety, Animation Magazine, The Young Icons, The Guardian, The China Press, etc.  He was a presenter at the 2010 Annie Awards for Animation, and has written movie reviews for Animation World Network, San Diego Union Tribune, Amazing Kids! Magazine, and his own Perry’s Previews blog, as well as restaurant reviews for DiningOut San Diego Magazine and San Diego Entertainer.

Perry won the San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2010, 2011, 2013,  2015, and 2016 for his movie and restaurant reviews.  He is widely recognized as an authoritative spokesperson about movies for his generation, and appears frequently at red carpet movie premieres, awards, and film festivals, interviewing prominent directors from such films as Inside Out, Toy Story 3, Up, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda.  He was a presenter at the 2010 Annie Awards for Animation in Hollywood.  Perry and his mom Dr. Zhu Shen are featured in a book about parenting and youth entrepreneurship, “The Parent’s Guide to Raising CEO Kids,” published in Aug 2011.

Perry is currently writing, animating, and directing his most personal film to date, “Changyou’s Journey,” produced by his mom Dr. Zhu Shen, about his beloved father Dr. Changyou Chen, a cancer researcher who passed away in July 2012 from terminal cancer after a long, brave battle, please watch trailer and support Perry’s animation film, and follow the Facebook page:

Perry’s first animation short “Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest,” in collaboration with animation legend Bill Plympton, was an Oscar-qualifying film, won multiple film festival awards, and has been screened at over 30 international film festivals, now available on iTunes. More info:

Watch “Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest” on iTunes:

Watch Perry on “Live Life & Win” national TV show:

Become a fan on Facebook: (Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest official FB page) (Perry’s Previews fan page)

Subscribe to Perry’s YouTube channel and watch his filmmaker interviews:

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For business inquiries about Perry Chen, his animation films, movie reviews, contact Dr. Zhu Shen, cc0218 at gmail dot com

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