Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ Wins 5 Daytime Emmys

Amazon’s Tumble Leaf dominated the animation categories in the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winning five awards in all including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program.

The series also took home four individual achievements for lead animator Michael Granberry, character designer Drew Hodges, production designer Jason Kolowski and colorist Robyn Yanoukos.

Overall, it was a great night for animation on streaming video with multiple wins for DreamWorks Animation Television’s All Hail King Julien, which streams on Netflix, and Moonbot Studios’ short film Silent, which was made for Dolby and entered as a YouTube project.

All Hail King Julien took home three awards, including Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, while Danny Jacobs earned his second Emmy award for his role as King Julien, winning Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.

Also winning multiple awards were Silent, with two awards; and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, which took both Outstanding Sound Editing and Outstanding Sound Mixing for Animated Series.

The winners of the animated categories are:

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program

  • Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video. Executive Producers: Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges. Co-Executive Producer: Alice Wilder. Producers: Jodi Downs, Genevieve Ledoux. Line Producer: Trisha Gum

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program

  • All Hail King Julien, Netflix. Executive Producers: Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson. Supervising Producers: Randy Dormans, Nick Filippi, Chris Neuhahn. Producer: Katie Ely

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

  • Silent, Executive Producers: William Joyce, Vince Voron. Producers: Lampton Enochs, Trish Farnsworth-Smith, Angus McGilpin

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

  • Danny Jacobs, as King Julien. All Hail King Julien, Netflix.

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special

  • Ania O‘Hare. All Hail King Julien, Netflix.
  • Meredith Layne, CSA; Sarah Noonan, CSA; Gene Vassilaros, CSA. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

  • Michael Granberry, Lead Animator. Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video.
  • Drew Hodges, Character Designer. Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video.
  • Marten Jonmark, Storyboard Artist. Peter Rabbit, Nickelodeon.
  • Jason Kolowski, Production Designer. Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video.
  • Jairo Lizarazu, Background Layout Designer. Disney‘s Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Disney Junior
  • Robyn Yannoukos, Colorist. Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video.

Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program

Peg+Cat, PBS. Head Writer: Billy Lopez. Writers: Billy Aronson, Kevin Del Aguila, Dustin Ferrer.

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program

  • WordGirl, PBS. Creative Supervisor: Jack Ferraiolo. Head Writers, Tom Martin, Grant Moran. Writers: Eric Ledgin, Justin Shanes.

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program

  • Silent, Directors: Limbert Fabian, Brandon Oldenburg.

Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation

  • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Nickelodeon. Production Mixers: Justin Brinsfield, Matt Corey. Re-Recording Mixer: Thomas J Maydeck C.A.S. SFX Mixer: Rob McIntyre. Foley Mixer: Roberto Dominguez Alegria.

Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation

  • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Nickelodeon. Supervising Sound Editor: Gary Falcone. Sound Designers: Rob McIntyre, Marc Schmidt. Supervising Music Editors: Jeremy Zuckerman, Benjamin Wynn. Supervising Dialogue Editor: Anna Adams. Sound Effects Editors: Andrew Ing, Thomas J Maydeck C.A.S. Foley Editor: Roberto Dominguez Alegria. Foley Artist: Cynthia Merrill.

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

  • Disney‘s Sofia the First, Disney Junior. Composer: Kevin Kliesch

Outstanding Original Song – Main Title and Promo

  • Dora And Friends: Into The City! Theme Song.”Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Nickelodeon. Matthew Gerrard, Elizabeth Ashley Saunig, Composers and Lyricists
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