‘Peter Rabbit’ Leads Animated Daytime Emmy Noms

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Nick Jr.’s charming new take on the classic Peter Rabbit property is leading the Daytime Emmy Award nominations pack with eight nods, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed. Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented on June 20 to series background designer Eddie Gribbin, storyboarder Marten Johnmark and production designer Stephen Robinson. Other top toon nominees include Disney’s Sofia the First and Hub Network’s hybrid The Aquabats! Super Show! (six each) and Nick’s Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (five). The puppet classic Sesame Street has 15 nominations.

Additional Creative Arts awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation will be given to: Ernie Gilbert, Character Design for T.U.F.F. Puppy (Nickelodeon); Jose Lopez, Character Design, and Yasuhiro Motoda, Character Animator for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters (Hub); Jennifer Oxley, Production Design for Peg + Cat (PBS); Christopher Voy, Color for Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network).

Below is a list of the key animation category nominees; winners will be announced during the June 22 Awards ceremony. For a full list of 2014 Daytime Emmy Award nominees, see emmyonline.org/day_41st_nominations

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series
Dino Dan Nickelodeon
The Fresh Beat Band Nickelodeon
Sesame Street PBS
Yo Gabba Gabba! Nickelodeon

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
Curious George PBS
Sofia the First Disney Channel
Peg + Cat PBS
The Wonder Pets! Nickelodeon

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
Beware the Batman – “Secrets” Cartoon Network
The Fairly OddParents Nickelodeon
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Nickelodeon
Monsters vs. Aliens Nickelodeon
Turbo FAST Netflix

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Dan Vs. Hub Network
Peter Rabbit Nickelodeon
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cartoon Network
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Hub Network

Outstanding Special Class – Short Format Daytime Program
Deadman – “Deadman Catch” Cartoon Network
Friends for Change Disney Channel
Make Your Mark Disney Channel
mi promise mipromise.com
Stella and Sam Sprout
Zou Sprout

Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series
Sesame Street Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sigrid, Carrie, Flantine, Velvet, Old Lady) PBS
Spooksville Katie Douglas (Sally Wilcox) Hub Network
Green Screen Adventures Jessica Honor Carleton (Snail, Mouse, Monster, Cow, Lion) MeTV
Sesame Street Joseph Mazzarino (Stinky, Murray, Davy Jones) PBS
Sesame Street David Rudman (Baby Bear, Cookie Monster) PBS

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
Peter Rabbit Sarah Bolt (Jemima Puddleduck) Nickelodeon
Arthur Alan Cumming (Sebastian Winkleplotz) PBS
Peg + Cat Hayley Faith Negrin (Peg) PBS
Peg + Cat Dwayne Hill (Cat) PBS
Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch Ashley Tisdale (Sabrina Spellman) Hub Network

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special
Beware the Batman Andrea Romano Cartoon Network
Sofia the First Brian Mathias Disney Channel
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sarah Noonan, Gene Vassilaros, Meredith Layne Nickelodeon
The Polar Bears Movie Matthew Jon Beck, Ruth Lambert, Robert McGee YouTube.com

Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program
Bubble Guppies Jonny Belt, Robert Scull, Clark Stubbs Nickelodeon
Dinosaur Train Craig Bartlett, Joe Purdy PBS
Sofia the First Doug Cooney, Laurie Israel, Erica Rothschild, Rachel Ruderman, Craig Gerber Disney Channel
Peter Rabbit Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler Nickelodeon
The Wonder Pets! Billy Lopez, Billy Aronson, Dustin Ferrer, Chris Nee, Melanie Pal Nickelodeon

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program
Arthur Peter K. Hirsch, Craig Carlisle, Jacqui Deegan, Matt Hoverman, Dietrich Smith PBS
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Gene Grillo, Peter Hastings, Scott Kreamer, Doug Langdale, Paul Rugg Nickelodeon
Martha Speaks Ken Scarborough, Joe Fallon, Raye Lankford PBS
Wild Kratts Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt PBS

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
Beware the Batman – “Secrets” Butch Lukic, Curt Geda, Sam Liu, Rick Morales, Andrea Romano Cartoon Network
Curious George Jeff McGrath, Andrei Svisloski, Susan Blu PBS
Dan Vs. Brian Sheesley, Stephanie Arnett, James Krenzke, Ashley Lenz, Hyeonsu Park Hub Network
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Aaron Hammersley, Lane Lueras, Michael Mullen, Peter Hastings Nickelodeon
The Scarecrow Limbert Fabian, Brandon Oldenburg YouTube.com

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences