MUMBAI: The Producers of the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA) along with their Event Partners Ernst & Young, Electronic Arts (EA), Autodesk, N-GAGE by Nokia, and the Government of British Columbia announced Seth MacFarlane as the host for their 2nd Annual Elan Awards Show to be held on 15 February at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Creator, Executive Producer, and star of Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane says, “I am extremely excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Elan Awards. I am, of course, heavily involved in animation, and gaming seems to be the wave of the future. But most of all, I’m excited to purchase inexpensive prescription drugs and smuggle them back into the United States.”
Elan Awards founder and producer Holly Carinci said, “It’s obvious that he’s the perfect host for our awards show especially given the industries we honour, Animation and Video Gaming, and it’s these industries that we owe the idea of inviting Seth to host.”
Easily one of the youngest people ever to create a television series, Seth MacFarlane began his career studying animation and design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he created the animated short film The Life of Larry, which later became the inspiration for Family Guy. Family Guy was picked up by Fox in 1998 and MacFarlane went on to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his role as Stewie Griffin.
The Elan Awards honour the talent behind the professional Video Gaming and Animation industries as well as raw talent coming from Digital Art Educational Institutions. Within a year, a network of video game, animation and digital art schools worldwide wanted to participate. “We are quite taken aback by the enthusiasm of so many countries outside of Canada to participate in this show,” says Carinci.