Daytime Emmys Drawn to Toons

Emmy loves animation’at least the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys did this past Friday (June 13) as many of our favorite animated shows received the coveted prize. PBS, Nick Jr., Disney Channel, Kids’ WB!, Nickelodeon, Kabillion and Discovery Kids saw several of their toons honored by the TV academy. The straight-forward animation category was a three-way tie between Nick’s El Tigre and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy and Discovery Kids/Mike Young toon Growing Up Creepie (which has won in previous years).

Here is a list of the animation-related winners:

Children’s Animated Program: Curious George (PBS)

Special Class Animated Program: The Backyardigans (Nick Jr.)

Directing in an Animated Program: Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (PBS)

Main Title Design: Wordworld (PBS)

Music Direction and Composing: The Wonder Pets! (Nick Jr)

Original Song, Children’s and Animation: Fetch with Ruff Ruffman Theme Song, by Terry Tompkins, Roc Gagliese, Steve D’Angelo and Glen Berger for Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman (PBS)

Performer in an Animated Program: Eartha Kitt in Disney’s The Emperor’s New School (Disney Channel)

Pre-School Children’s Series: Sesame Street (PBS)

Sound Editing, Live Action and Animation: The Batman (Kids’ WB!)

Sound Mixing: The Batman (Kids’ WB!)

Writing in a Children’s Series: Between the Lions (PBS)

Writing in Animation: Peep and the Big Wide World (PBS) and Wordgirl (PBS)

New Approaches, Daytime Children’s: I Got a Rocket (Kabillion)

Animation: El Tigre (Nickelodeon); Wow! Wow! Wubbzy (Nickelodeon); and Growing Up Creepie (Discovery Kids)