Daytime Emmys Show Love for Toons

The nominating committee for the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards did a fine job of spreading the wealth among animated contenders yesterday. PBS, Disney Channel, Discovery Kids, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Cartoon Network, National Geo Kids and Kids’ WB! were all well-represented in the nominations list. The June 20 ceremony will be telecast live from Hollywood’s Kodak Theater on ABC. Here’s a list of some of the animation-related categories:

Children’s Animated Program

Arthur (PBS)

Charlie and Lola Disney Channel)

Curious George (PBS)

Little Einsteins (Disney Channel)

Peep and the Big Wide World (Discovery Kids)

Special Class Animated Program

Back at the Barnyard (Nickelodeon)

The Backyardigans (Nick Jr.)

The Batman! (Kids’ WB!)

Ben10 (Cartoon Network)

Disney’s My Friends Tigger and Pooh (Disney Channel)

Performer in an Animated Program

Kevin Michael Richardson, The Batman! (Kids’ WB!)

Christopher Lloyd, Cyberchase (PBS)

Eartha Kitt, The Emperor’s New School (Disney Channel)

Jessica DiCicco, The Emperor’s New School (Disney Channel)

Dancia Lee, The Wonder Pets! (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding Writing in Animation

Arthur (PBS)

Curious George (PBS)

Jakers! the Adventures Of Piggley Winks (PBS)

Peep And the Big Wide World (Discovery Kids)

Wordgirl (PBS)

Directing in an Animated Program

Back at the Barnyard (Nickelodeon)

Disney’s My Friends Tigger and Pooh (Disney Channel)

Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney Channel)

Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (PBS)

The Wonder Pets! (Nick Jr.)

Children Series

Design Squad (PBS)

Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye (Discovery Channel)

Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild (Syndicated)

Postcards from Buster (PBS)

Preschool Children’s Series

Between the Lions (PBS)

Blue’s Room (Nick Jr.)

Jack’s Big Music Show (Noggin)

Sesame Street (PBS)

Super Why! (PBS)

Main Title Design

Bindi the Jungle Girl (Discovery Kids)

Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh (Disney Channel)

Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies (National Geographic Kids Entertainment)

Sesame Street (PBS)

Wordworld (PBS)

Music Direction and Composition

Barbie Fairytopia Magic of the Rainbow (Nickelodeon)

Between the Lions (PBS)

Legion Of Super Heroes (CW Television Network)

The Wonder Pets! (Nick Jr.)

Tom and Jerry Tales (The WB Network)

Sound Editing: Live Action and Animation

The Batman! (Kids WB!)

Curious George (PBS)

Johnny And the Sprites (Disney Channel)

Legion Of Super Heroes (Kids’ WB!)

Loonatics Unleashed (Kids’ WB!)

Sound Mixing: Live Action and Animation

The Batman! (Kids’ WB!)

Johnny And the Sprites (Disney Channel)

Legion Of Super Heroes (Kids’ WB!)

Sesame Street (PBS)

Tom And Jerry Tales (Kids’ WB!)