The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed the winners of the 2018 International Emmy Kids Awards on Tuesday at a ceremony held during MIPTV in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM. This year’s prize for Animation went to the twisted Roald Dahl fairytale antics of Revolting Rhymes, from Magic Light Pictures (UK) and Triggerfish (South Africa).
The animation finalist nominees also included Oddbods, Siesta Z and Trude’s Flatmate. The category winner last year was Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas.
“The programming kids watch every day has a major influence on their behavior and views of the world”, said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements and for setting the high-quality standard we all expect for our kids.”
Seven winners representing five countries were presented with statuettes by TV and digital personalities and character mascots from around the world, including Spanish YouTuber Rubén Doblas (El Rubius); Canadian web series stars Natasha Negovanlis and Elise Bauman (Carmilla); Québécois actor/rapper Emile Schneider; Egyptian actress, producer and founder of the El Gouna Film Festival, Bushra Rozza; classical music group Ember Trio; German preschool character The Mouse (WDR’s The Program with The Mouse) co-presenting with Clarissa Da Silva from WDR’s kids’ series Ah – I got it! and Miss Supranational 2017 Jenny Kim from Korea.
The 6th International Emmy Kids Awards winners are:
Magic Light Pictures (United Kingdom)
Two half-hour animated films based on the rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Producers: Martin Pope, Michael Rose
Directors: Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Bin-han To
Writers: Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Principal Cast: Dominic West, David Walliams, Rose Leslie, Tamsin Greig, Gemma Chan, Bertie Carvel, Rob Brydon
La Cabane à Histoires (The Treehouse Stories)
Dandelooo / Caribara Production (France)
Jenter (Young Girls)
Berlin und wir (Berlin and Us)
Imago TV / ZDF (Germany)
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
FORTE Entertainment Canada
Club der Roten Baender (Red Bracelets)
Bantry Bay Productions GmbH / VOX Television GmbH Germany
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe
Kindle Entertainment / DHX Media / Walker Productions / Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund (United Kingdom)
The International Emmy Kids Awards presenting partners are: WDR mediagroup, TV Kids, Ernst & Young and Junior@MIPTV.